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The Best of the Book Nook: 'The Young Wan' by Brendan O'Carroll

The Young Wan by Brendan O'Carroll

Almost two decades have passed since comedian Brendan O'Carroll came to WYSO for an interview with Vick Mickunas.

(Original recording made in 2003)

19 years ago the Irish comedian Brendan O'Carroll came out to our studios for a live interview. I have to confess that prior to receiving a copy of his book The Young Wan and hearing that he would be coming through Dayton on a book tour I had not been familiar with him. He quickly brought me up to speed. Brendan is quite well known in his native Ireland and throughout the United Kingdom. His life story is dramatic and fascinating. And he has that lovely accent. At one point he started speaking in the local Dublin dialect and I found it utterly incomprehensible. We had a lively chat that day, I hope you enjoy this!

The Book Nook on WYSO is presented by the Greene County Public Librarywith additional support from Washington-Centerville Public LibraryClark County Public LibraryDayton Metro Library, and Wright Memorial Public Library.

Vick Mickunas introduced the Book Nook author interview program for WYSO in 1994. Over the years he has produced more than 1500 interviews with writers, musicians, poets, politicians, and celebrities. Listen to the Book Nook with Vick Mickunas for intimate conversations about books with the writers who create them. Vick Mickunas reviews books for the Dayton Daily News and the Springfield News Sun.