Short podcast/radio documentary of John Banville giving Mariella Frostrup, host of Open Book on BBC Radio 4, a tour of Dublin and going over some of his own memories/impressions of the city from back in the day. Features excerpts from Benjamin Black’s crime novels, read by Owen Roe, who should read every audiobook.
Northern Irish novelist Glenn Patterson gives a tour of Belfast to Mariella Frostrup on BBC Radio 4’s Open Book and tells some teenagers what books to read. Also features readings of his novel The Mill for Grinding Old People Youngwith some Belfast seagulls as an audio bed. Very atmospheric.
(And read The International if you haven’t)