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Kerri Ní Dochartaigh and Manchán Magan in Conversation

In conversation with Myra

Language, nature and origins are at the heart of Wintering Out and are also central to
the work of Kerri ní Dochartaigh and Manchán Magan.

Kerri ní Dochartaigh is the author of Thin Places which was highly
commended by the Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing 2021. Her book is a
breath-taking mix of memoir, nature writing and history: this is Kerri ní
Dochartaigh’s story of a wild Ireland, an invisible border, an old conflict and
the healing power of the natural world. Kerri has written for The Guardian, The Irish Times, and the BBC and
credits Seamus Heaney as one of her foremost influences.

Manchán Maganis
a writer and broadcaster for whom place is the basis for all his work. He
has written books on his travels in Africa, India and South America and two
novels. He writes occasionally for The
Irish Times
 on culture and travel, presents the RTÉ podcast The Almanac of Ireland, and is author of
the award-winning, best-selling Thirty-Two
Words for Field

He has made dozens of documentaries on issues of world
culture for TG4, RTÉ and the Travel Channel.

Join Kerri and Manchán for a profound look at the importance
of place and the words used to describe it, in the company of writer Myra Zepf.

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