We talk with Fintan Oâ€™Toole about his scathing â€” and tender â€” personal history of modern Ireland, We Donâ€™t Know Ourselves. Then we hear Seamus Heaney reading a poem and a rare recording of storyteller Susan Porter reading from the Irish legend of Cuchulain.
Thomas Rice tells us about FAR FROM THE LAND: AN IRISH MEMOIR. He left his beautiful but hardscrabble family farm to emigrate to America in 1959. Also, we hear excerpts from a 2008 interview with Alphie McCourt about his memoir, A LONG STONEâ€™S THROW. Continue reading
Jacqueline Sheehan talks about her new novel, NOW AND THEN. And host Francesca Rheannon talks with Sheehan about her previous novel, LOST AND FOUND in an archived interview from 2007.
For St. Patrick’s Day, host Francesca Rheannon visits Alphie McCourt in his New York apartment to talk about [amazon-product text=”A LONG STONES THROW” type=”text”]0981453554[/amazon-product], his memoir of growing up in Ireland and his emigration to the U.S.Â And author consultant Bill Martin and novelist Beverly Swerling, talk about how to find a literary agent. They own and run Agent Research and Evaluation , a Web-based consultancy for writers.