John Quinn con The Curious Mind
John Quinn presents a comprehensive selection of entertaining, thought-provoking and insightful programmes taken from many of his RTE radio series, spanning a twenty-five-year period. Writers, philosophers, entertainers, educationists, activists, politicians, business people , John has interviewed some of the most interesting personalities. Seamus Heaney, Spike Milligan, Maeve Binchy, Peter Ustinov, Bernadette Greevy and many, many others have offered up personal anecdotes in conversation with John, with a plethora of topics ranging from childhood, to education, to economics, to place and landscape. Also included are excerpts from a number of documentaries on topics ranging from Eskimoes to All-Ireland Final Day. Every short essay a perfect story in itself, this surely is a gem of a book.John Quinn is a much-loved broadcaster and radio producer who has been the recipient of numerous prestigious radio awards during his twenty-five years with RTE. He is also an accomplished author and writer of fiction and non-fiction, including Sea of Love, Sea of Loss: Letters to Olive, an intimate and inspiring book written as a tribute to his late wife. A skilful and engaging storyteller, his childrens novel, The Summer of Lily and Esme, was described as an instant classic and won the 1992 Bistro Childrens Book of the Year. His most recent work is Goodnight Ballivor, Ill Sleep in Trim and is now the subject of a TG4 documentary.