NOVA – THE DEAD

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Marking the 100th anniversary of the publication of James Joyce’s ‘Dubliners’, actor Barry McGovern reads the full unabridged version of ‘The Dead’ from that collection, considered to be one of the greatest short stories ever. The tale centres on a gathering at 15 Usher’s Island, the home of the elderly Morkan sisters, Gabriel Conroy’s aunts, on Epiphany night, January 6th 1904. This reading is part of UCD’s Humanities Institute Digital Joyce project www.joycesdublin.ie  and will feature in its new educational iPad application.

Qn Athena Media production. Producer: Helen Shaw. Audio editor: Amy Millar

Series producer: Eoin Brady

RTÉ lyric fm, 5 January, 8pm-10pm