"You know when the roof of your mouth starts politely folding your brain in half, and your chest flutters like a cathedral filled with bees?"

Séamas O'Reilly

I am a freelance writer based in London. 


I write for the Guardian, the Times, the Art Newspaper, Elephant, the Quietus, the Economist and more. My beat is culture in general – and art in particular. Recent highlights include these interviews with J-pop outliers Chai, kora master Ballaké Sissoko and American filmmaker Lucy Raven. I've delved into the music we work to and the woman Land Art forgot. What I'm always trying to get at is why artists do what they do, and why that matters.


A compulsive multitasker, I also cover tech, health, work, food and lifestyle, with deep-dives into micro-scheduling, the animals being eaten into extinction  and the restaurants critics might kill with praise.

I have an MA and MPhil in Art History and Philosophy from Aix-Marseille III University, and an MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art.

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