• This Questionnaire was published in the Galway Advertiser last Thursday, as part of the lead up to the Cuirt International Festival of Literature, where I'll be sharing the stage with John Banville on April 25th. There may be some tickets still available. Proust Questionnaire What is your idea of perfect happiness? The week after finishing a book, preferably in July, during the mountain stages of the Tour de France. Which historical figure do you most identify with? Napoleon, on the way back. Usually from Moscow but sometimes, too, from Elba. Which living person do you most admire? It can’t be easy being Barack Obama. Which is the trait you most deplore in yourself? Indecision. No, self-pity. I hate feeling

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