Where do you live?
I’m quite nomadic, but lately I have been spending my days and nights in Prague.
Best childhood memory?
Summers by the beach at Latchi with my family. Harvesting artichokes with yayà, and donkey rides with pappou.
Most frequented restaurant and absolute favourite dish? What food would you really turn your nose up to?
I’ve become quite a regular at an Italian restaurant in Prague called Pastař. Favourite dish-es, plural: falafels, houmous, sushi, any dish with shrimp, Asian and Mediterranean cuisine. I want them all! As I grow older I catch myself developing a slight aversion toward meat and opt for healthier and more sustainable eating habits. Maybe it’s time to go full-on vegetarian mode?
What did you have for breakfast?
Foule: an Egyptian breakfast dish my flatmate prepared.
Would you class yourself as a day or night person? What’s your idea of the perfect night/day out?
Definitely a nocturnal animal. Perfect day out: a hike, or a picnic at the park, on a breezy day, with a paginated friend. Perfect night out: dinner and a glass of rosé with a non-paginated friend.
Best book ever read?
That’s a toughie. I’d go with best recent books I’ve read instead. Anthony Madrid’s Try Never Ocean Vuong’s Night Sky with Exit Wounds. I found both books inspiring and a bit different than a lot of what is out there. I really like translingualism, experimentalism, and unconscious narratives in poetry. I believe they help communicate more authentic experiences which challenge meaning and even the concept of meaning itself. Ideally I’d like to see what has been termed as the ‘Greek Weird Wave’ in the film scene gradually infiltrate other disciplines as well.
Favourite film of all time?
Little Miss Sunshine. Gloomy peeps deserve a little sunshine!
What’s your dream trip?
Mars. The planet.
What music are you listening to in the car at the moment?
I don’t really drive. But if I did, alt-J’s debut album, An Awesome Wave would be on repeat.
What is always in your fridge?
Dream house: rural retreat or urban dwelling? Where would it be, what would it be like?
By the beach. Wooden and white. In September. Somewhere where it’s always September.
If you could pick anyone at all (alive or dead) to go out for the evening with, who would it be?
EE Cummings. Or TS Eliot. Because I can’t. Or maybe my first cat. Yes, my cat would probably be a wiser choice; it’d make me feel a bit less anxious.
If the world is ending in 24 hours what would you do?
What is your greatest fear?
Tell me a joke…
‘I just can’t do it, Captain. I don’t have the power.’
Stelios Hadjithomas released recently his debut EP release Var Martialis, an experimental poetry project consisting of his five-part –unpublished – poem Elon Musk Wants to Send Us to Mars performed by a speech synthesizer, and a bonus track. Var Martialis is available to stream and download on Bandcamp