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A minute with Max Sheridan Director Write CY

A minute with Max Sheridan Director Write CY

Where do you live?
I’ve been living in Nicosia for 10 years.

Best childhood memory?
I guess I’m lucky because my childhood was really blessed in so many ways. But whenever I think back to those happy times, I inevitably think about growing up on a plantation in Georgia.

Most frequented restaurant and absolute favourite dish?
Funny enough, I don’t eat out much these days, but when I do…don’t laugh…I prefer a nice cup of flavored ice. Perfect to beat the heat in Nicosia!

What did you have for breakfast?
This morning I had a plate of raisins. Weird? Not really. I sprinkle cinnamon on them. That’s the trick.

Would you class yourself as a day or night person? What’s your idea of the perfect night/day out?
Oh, I’d say I’m an afternoon person. Unless I’m napping.
My perfect night? That’s easy. As a practicing nudist, the perfect night for me is just sitting around the television with loved ones and friends watching Neflix naked.

Best book ever read?

Dog of the South by Charles Portis.

Favourite film of all time?
The Devil in Miss Jones 3. This is really personal, but that scene at the end, the very last one, was a formative experience.

What’s your dream trip?
My dream trip is to spend an evening with Elon Musk in his living room in Tahiti. Which may very well be his living room in Madagascar or Port-au-Prince. I’m guessing he has holographic walls that can transport you to any number of destinations?

What music are you listening to in the car at the moment?
CW Stoneking.

What is always in your fridge?
A lamp.

Dream house: rural retreat or urban dwelling? Where would it be, what would it be like?
Ideally, I’d like to own a little bit of everything, including a yacht.

If you could pick anyone at all to go out for the evening with, who would it be?
Oh my, this is a difficult one. Probably the Archbishop of Cyprus, so I could dump a bottle of ketchup on his head, which is what we do to racist, xenophobic, homophobic country bumpkins in Georgia.

If the world is ending in 24 hours what would you do?
Find a bottle of really good Scotch.

What is your greatest fear?
Being trapped in Athienitis for a night and it’s filled with customers.

Tell me a joke…
Donald Trump

Max divides his time between Nicosia and Lympia, where he runs a family periptero/frontisterio. His short fiction has appeared in a number of publications in the US, UK and elsewhere. He’s the director of Write CY and co-director of Storyline Creatives, where he helps other people tell their stories. Find his work at, [email protected]

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