Main content

Sonny's Bench

A powerful story of love and family told by a grandfather as he sits on bench, waiting. Written by Dawn Watson and read by Ian McElhinney.

An original short work for BBC Radio 4 by the Northern Irish writer Dawn Watson. As read by Ian McElhinney (Derry Girls, Game of Thrones.)

Dawn Watson was born in Belfast. She has just published her debut poetry pamphlet The Stack of Owls is Getting Higher and has short stories in anthologies Still Worlds Turning and Belfast Stories. Her stories and poems have been published in literary journals including The Stinging Fly, The Moth and The Tangerine. Dawn is an AHRC PhD candidate at the Seamus Heaney Centre, writing a prose poem novel and researching prose poetics.

Writer ..... Dawn Watson
Reader ..... Ian McElhinney
Producer ..... Michael Shannon

Available now

14 minutes

Last on

Sun 21 Jul 2019 00:30

Broadcasts