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Nightingales and Death

A radio documentary where novelist Eugene McCabe talks about his experiences in Northern Ireland and his writing of the novel 'Nightingales and Death' (broadcast 1994)

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Documentary maker: Lorelei Harris

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Nightingales and Death

Eugene McCabe was born in Glasgow in 1930. He was educated in Ireland. His novel Death and Nightingales was described by Michael Ondaatje as ‘a deeply moving, powerful, and unforgettable book’.

A farmer for most of his life, in this documentary he talks about about how he resumed writing in 1993 after a thirteen year break and the origin of 'Nightingales and Death', the story of a local murder.

Produced by Lorelei Harris.

First broadcast 20th April 1994.

An Irish radio documentary from RTÉ Radio 1, Ireland - Documentary on One - the home of Irish radio documentaries

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