Writers Choice [Afternoon Reading]
|01||Oysters||20040510||A boy and his father stand hungry and destitute on the streets of Moscow, dreaming of oysters.|
Chosen by short story writer Helen Simpson.
By Anton Chekhov
Read by Michael Maloney
|02||Hence||20040511||20050206||By Carol Shields.|
Novelist and screenwriter Deborah Moggach introduces a favourite story, opting for a chapter from Carol Shields' last novel, Unless.
|03||Faith, Hope And Charity||20040512||20050213||by John Mcgahern, read by Adrian Dunbar.|
Chosen by bestselling novelist Joseph O'Connor
|04||The Last Days Of A Famous Mime||20040513||by Peter Carey, read by Michael Maloney.|
The enigmatic tale of a great artist's last performance.
Chosen by Andrew Motion
|05 LAST||A Conversation With My Father||20040514||20050220||by Grace Paley, read by Lorelei King.|
A successful writer tries to satisfy her dying father's wish for a proper story.
Chosen by novelist Ali Smith