Playing tracks by
Amy Winehouse, Dolly Parton, The Crystals, Kirsty MacColl and The Buggles.
This week, my guest will be the brill Jaki McCarrick.
Jaki is an award-winning writer of plays, poetry and fiction. Her play Leopoldville won the 2010 Papatango Prize for New Writing, and her most recent play, The Naturalists, has just premiered in New York to rave reviews: ‘Best Bet’ International Theatre, Theatre is Easy; ‘Impeccable, a gift to its actors’ New York Times; ‘Beautifully performed’ The New Yorker.
Jaki’s short story, ‘The Visit’, won the 2010 Wasafiri Short Fiction Prize and her story collection, The Scattering, was published by Seren Books and was shortlisted for the 2014 Edge Hill Prize. Jaki, who was longlisted in 2014 for the inaugural Irish Fiction Laureate, is currently editing her first novel.
I’ll be talking to Jaki about her plays, short stories and collection. And, of course, she’ll be sharing her selections for this week’s Apocalypse Books.
Listen every Saturday from 2-4pm, North Manchester FM, 106.6 FM