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Maeve Binchy

Anne Maeve Binchy Snell (28 May 1939 – 30 July 2012) was an Irish novelist, playwright, short story writer, columnist, and speaker. Her novels were characterised by a sympathetic and often humorous portrayal of small-town life in Ireland, and surprise endings.

Binchy wrote several dramas specifically for radio and film. Additionally, several of her novels and short stories were also adapted.

Since 1968, Binchy was a "frequent and hugely popular contributor to RTÉ Radio". A press released dated 31 July 2012 and posted in that organisation's online Press Centre reads:

"RTÉ Radio 1 provided the platform for Maeve's many forays into the world of drama. In 2005 RTÉ 2fm DJ Gerry Ryan was among the cast of Surprise, a four-part radio drama written by Maeve. Other radio drama work included the award-winning Infancy and Tia Maria, starring Oscar winner Kathy Bates. Maeve was a driving force behind the RTÉ Radio 1 Human Rights Drama Seasons, while her story The Games Room was adapted for RTÉ Radio 1 by Anne-Marie Casey in 2009."

Radio Plays[]

2005 Surprise series (RTÉ)

2005 Infancy (RTÉ)

2006 Golden Oldie My Arse (RTÉ)

2006 Democratic Decision (RTÉ)

2007 No Nightingales, No Snakes series (BBC)

2007 Tia Maria (RTÉ)

External links[]

Maeve Binchy web