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Episode 3 of 3
Three new short stories, specially commissioned by BBC Radio 4 to celebrate Derry~Londonderry's status as UK City of Culture, from some of the city's leading literary figures. Seamus Deane, Jennifer Johnston and Brian McGilloway each bring us a new short story, recorded in front of an audience in the city's Verbal Arts Centre.
'Peace reigns supreme' by Seamus Deane.
Seamus Deane is a Derry born poet, novelist, and critic. A founding director of the Field Day Theatre Company and member of the Royal Irish Academy, Deane's first novel, Reading in the Dark (published in 1996) won the 1996 Guardian Fiction Prize and the 1996 South Bank Show Annual Award for Literature, is a New York Times Notable Book, the Irish Times International Fiction Prize and the Irish Literature Prize in 1997, besides being shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1996 and since translated into over 20 languages.
'Peace reigns supreme'
by Seamus Deane
Read by Sean McGinley and Kerr Logan
Produced by Heather Larmour.