It's 1922 and in a Dublin park, Matt Kirwan is enjoying his Sunday afternoon painting a landscape when a young woman approaches his easel to watch him work. He knows from this day forward his life will never be the same.
Sebastian Barry is one of Ireland's finest and most celebrated writers. His He has twice been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for his novels A Long Long Way (2005) and The Secret Scripture (2008), the latter of which won the 2008 Costa Book of the Year and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. His 2011 novel On Canaan's Side was longlisted for the Booker. His new novel, Days Without End will be published October 2016.
Writer - Sebastian Barry
Reader - Liam O'Brien
Producer - Gemma McMullan.