About me

My name is Mick Sheahan. My parents were Irish. I was born in London in 1952. I’ve lived in London, Hastings, Prague, Paris and Ely. I now live in Poitiers. I’m married. I have two children and two grandchildren. I worked in IT for 25 years, then as an English teacher for 18 years. I stopped at the end of 2019. Now I read, walk, watch and listen.

I’m interested in lots of things. These include Martin and Kingsley Amis, John Banville, Julian Barnes, Samuel Beckett, Bordeaux and Burgundy, Agatha Christie, Richard Cobb, cricket, crosswords, Dublin, Ealing comedies, Roy Foster, Fulham FC, Henry Green, Graham Greene, Patrick Hamilton, Seamus Heaney, Russell Hoban, Kazuo Ishiguro, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Frank Kermode, Laphroaig, Philip Larkin, London, Louis MacNeice, Derek Mahon, John McGahern, Vladimir Nabokov, Edna and Flann O’Brien, George Orwell, Oulipo, Paris, Powell and Pressburger, puns, Raymond Queneau, Philip Roth, WG Sebald, Georges Simenon, Ali Smith, Dylan Thomas, John Updike, Fred Vargas, Gore Vidal, Evelyn Waugh, WB Yeats and Theodore Zeldin.