Friday, March 6, 2009

There's a fly on the radio

Next week (March 9th-13th) stories from two anthologies from the stinging fly will be broadcast on RTE Radio One's The Book on One, as follows: Monday, March 9th "Soul Mate " by Viv McDade, read by Julie Sharkey (from Let's be Alone Together) Tuesday, March 10th "Avenging the Stilts Man" by Colin O' Sullivan, read by Frank Twomey (from These Are Our Lives) Wednesday, March 11th "Hen Night" by David Butler, read by Fiona McGarry (from These Are Our Lives) Thursday, March 12th and Friday, March 13th (in two parts, over two nights) "The Dog's Life" by Ragnar Almqvist, read by Liam Heffernan (from Let's Be Alone Together) The Book on One goes out every night after the 11pm news and sport. It will be possible to listen live on the internet - the show also has an archive of all the books it features. http://www.rte.ie/radio1/thebookonone/

Incidently the photo on the front cover of 'Let's be alone together' was taken by meself and is probably the best book cover in the world-ever-and that's official as in The Guineys book of bollix. More shockingly it was also one of the many images I lost in the Dell from Hell black Tuesday disaster of 2008 ,the biggest single disaster to strike Ireland since Keano walked out in Saipan *

* Sourced from The Guiney's book of bollix.

12 comments:

Jeanne Iris said...

Beautiful photography,
TFE, I must agree.

Don't you think those clouds have the appearance of an ultrasound? Science replicates nature!

If the reading is after the 11 p.m. news/sport, would that mean that it will be at 11:30?

BarbaraS said...

So that was you, eh? Congrats on the cover and Ill check out the link later on. Small matter of a class's notes to type up for today.

Liz said...

TFE, will keep ears peeled for these readings - ta.

Hope you're over the Dell trauma and out and about snapping again.
That Guiney's book sure is filling up...(great idea, by the way,; ))

Dave King said...

Heartiest congratulations on the best book cober in the world - ever.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Thanks Jeanne, No ,the news /sport etc. lasts about 15 mins, so according to my scientific calculations the whole shaboodle should start around 11.15 pm.Can ye get Radio Eireann in connecticut?- I can hardly get it even when i'm driving past the Donnybrook transmitter!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Jayney Mac B I don't know where you get the energy from, yoiu must still be jet lagged from your Britpoettrip, set fire to the class notes and tell them they spontaneously combusted.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Hey Liz according to The Guiney's book of records,The Guiney's book of records is the best selling book in the world.Yip taking poteegrafs da whole time and have I learned from my misfortune and got an xternal hardrive or made copies of the new fotos on disc-No, that's why I'm a TFE!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Strewth fair dinkum Dave, thanks. ;)

Totalfeckineejit said...

Apologies, i don't know me records, from me bollix, that should of course be Guiney's book of bollix , not records - just in case you were all trying to buy it on Amazon.(First edition is already sold out anyway)

Jeanne Iris said...

Yes, indeed, I can get rte.ie on my computer...listened to the Ireland/England rugby match last week from Croke Park...live! Did the Ireland/Scotland take place, yet?

Now, here in the States, we do this crazy thing every spring, and I lost an hour last night. No...not that...well, yeah, that, too... but what I'm talking about now is that we 'spring forward' with our time, moving all our clocks ahead one hour. I believe we're now only 4 hours behind ya...unless you, too, set your clocks forward for Daylight Saving Time.

I'm told all this is really just a marketing scheme from the barbeque industry...but my inner clock doesn't care much for it, and it never makes me crave hickory smoked steak.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Of course rte'internetto -forgot.Here in the castle and at The Peoples Republic we have our own time zone which is calibrated according to the sleeping habits of the Haggi.We put the clocks forward by an hour a week at one stage which was ok till we started getting up two hours before we went to bed !

Totalfeckineejit said...

Ps. Ireland V scotto Rubbergee next Saturnday.