Sunday, December 06, 2009

Suprisingly delightful - my story rebroadcast on Radio 4 tonight

Thanks to Miriam, I discovered yesterday that my short story, Drinking Vodka in the Afternoon, which was first broadcast on Radio 4 in 2007 as part of a week of Afternoon Readings commemorating the 50th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik, was being rebroadcast tonight! It was wonderful hearing it again, and now the story is available on BBC iPlayer for the next 7 days, in case you want to have a listen.

Hearing it again was like being back with old friends. I was deeply attached to my main character, Mary Margaret, the first character in any of my stories that stayed with me after this one was finished and compelled me to write more. I have... the other pieces haven't found homes yet, maybe it's all supposed to go together, I don't know. And, before you ask: No, not a novel. No!

Thanks to Teresa for the Kreativ Blogger award, I have had one before but each time it is a great boost, that some of what I am waffling on about might be of interest to someone else.

And: following several comments about lack of readability of my new blog design, cool as it was, I have managed to tweak the template so that it is clearer - I hope! Dad, can you read this??


Jeanne Frances Klaver said...

Your story was surprising and delightful! I like the turn it took. I can see where you would develop an attachment to Mary Margaret. Thank you so much for alerting us to it.

Rachel Fenton said...

Cool - congrats on the award and the story broadcast - I'm off to have a listen!

Tania Hershman said...

Thank you JFK!

Rachel, I hope you enjoy it, the reading is lovely.

Minnie said...

Tania, greetings from a French-resident blog-friend of Vanessa Gebbie (who posted a link on her site to this broadcast). Have just listened to Niamh Cusack's beautifully sensitive reading: magical! You've caught all the fear, the bravado, the nerves, the excitement, the heightened senses of adolescence, and the story was a treat from beginning to end. Gurt lush, moi babber - thank you! Look forward to hearing more.

Tania Hershman said...

Minnie, you sound rather more Bristolian than French! More Bristolian than me, anyway. So glad you enjoyed it, it was brought to life so movingly, for me. If you really want to hear more, you can hear the 2005 Radio 4 broadcast of my story, The White Road at . Very different, i think, also beautifully read.

Miriam Drori said...

It is a delightful story, wonderfully read. I'm glad I discovered the broadcast.