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Ray French speaks with Frances Byrnes about his roots in Wales and the Irish diaspora, and how other writers’ voices can help new writers find their own.

Living at the edge of the sea, Dermot Healy tested himself against the limits and boundaries the world threw in front of his life and writing. Fascinated by this brinkmanship, Frances Byrnes went to Sligo to make a radio programme about the poet. But the recording was hijacked by an encounter with a dying lamb. Should they rescue the lamb or leave him be? Tempt fate, or steal it?
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