With the recent launch of Chestnut Street, Maeve Binchy’s final book, it seemed like a good time to point to two really lovely programmes about the beloved and successful writer (40 million books sold) that ran on RTE Radio.
First, the John Murray show from July 31st, 2012 (the morning after Maeve died), with calls coming in from people who knew her, and others who felt as though they did after years of reading her books.
And next, one year after her death, Miriam O’Callaghan was joined by Róisín Ingle, Mary Maher and Eamonn Morrissey who paid tribute to Maeve in this discussion on her anniversary. Mary Maher talks about how Maeve was hired at the Irish Times, in part, because she was such good company. Eamonn Morrissey read some excerpts of Maeve’s work, as well as sharing some memories of her.