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Radio documentary on Maria Edgeworth

31 May 2019

Dr Susan Manly from the School of English recently featured in a radio documentary on 19th century Irish writer Maria Edgeworth, which aired on Irish radio station RTÉ lyric fm, thanks to a grant from the University's Knowledge Exchange and Impact Fund.

Susan is writing a biography on Edgeworth, and the documentary is based on some of the discoveries she has made during her research for the book. It includes on-location recordings made in Edgeworthstown, the Irish Midlands town where Edgeworth lived for most of her life, and interviews with a range of experts on Edgeworth’s writing.

The programme aired on Irish radio station RTÉ lyric fm in the 'Sunday Feature' slot at 6pm on Sunday 19 May. Find out more in the RTE's online article, Maria Edgeworth, the Irish Jane Austen and listen to the full programme online - The Lyric Feature.