A Dalmatian Trilogy

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01The Lompic Cape2012010120130210

An eccentric writer-explorer leads his bemused amanuensis over the island.

Episode 1 (of 3): The Lompic Cape by James Hopkin

An eccentric writer-explorer leads his bemused amanuensis over the island. But on the rocks, in the sea and in the old town, the two men see very different things.

James Hopkin has lived and travelled widely in Europe, including time spent on the Dalmatian islands off the coast of Croatia. These three specially-commissioned stories explore the history and landscape of the area, as well as providing a colourful journey for the senses.

Hopkin gained a First Class honours degree in English and Philosophy in Manchester, then a Distinction in his MA on modern fiction, followed by a British Academy Award for his PhD. In September 2002, he won an Arts Council short story competition with 'Even the Crows Say Krakow'.

His novel Winter Under Water (2007) was an assured and critically-acclaimed debut marking the arrival of a major new writer. He published a small collection of stories in 2008, along with the paperback of Winter Under Water.

James Hopkin's A Georgian Trilogy, also produced by Sweet Talk, was broadcast in 2010.

Reader: Alan Cox

Producer: Jeremy Osborne

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

By James Hopkin.

The reader is Alan Cox.

James Hopkin gained a First Class honours degree in English and Philosophy in Manchester, then a Distinction in his MA on modern fiction, followed by a British Academy Award for a PhD. In September 2002, he won an Arts Council short story competition with 'Even the Crows Say Krakow'. His novel Winter Under Water (2007) was an assured and critically-acclaimed debut marking the arrival of a major new writer. His short stories have been anthologised, broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4, including 'The Mural At Frau Krauser's': commissioned by Sweet Talk and produced as part of a week of readings called Berlin. He published a small collection of stories in 2008, along with the paperback of Winter Under Water. A Georgian Trilogy, also produced by Sweet Talk, was broadcast in 2010. He is currently working on his second novel, Say Goodbye to Breakfast.

02Dalmatian Muse2012010820130217

Episode 2 (of 3): Dalmatian Muse by James Hopkin

Danko lives in a secluded bay on the island. There is a strip of coast-line which he claims represents the whole of life: the island's illegal dumping site; then, further along, an eco-village of simple living and great food and wine; and finally, on the sea itself, the rusting guns of the old military occupation. At night he takes Polyanna out on his boat in search of phosphorescence.

James Hopkin has lived and travelled widely in Europe, including time spent on the Dalmatian islands off the coast of Croatia. These three specially-commissioned stories explore the history and landscape of the area, as well as providing a colourful journey for the senses.

Hopkin gained a First Class honours degree in English and Philosophy in Manchester, then a Distinction in his MA on modern fiction, followed by a British Academy Award for his PhD. In September 2002, he won an Arts Council short story competition with 'Even the Crows Say Krakow'.

His novel Winter Under Water (2007) was an assured and critically-acclaimed debut marking the arrival of a major new writer. He published a small collection of stories in 2008, along with the paperback of Winter Under Water.

James Hopkin's A Georgian Trilogy, also produced by Sweet Talk, was broadcast in 2010.

Reader: Raquel Cassidy

Producer: Jeremy Osborne

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

Danko takes Polyanna on his boat at night to look for phosphorescence.

By James Hopkin.

The reader is Raquel Cassidy.

Danko lives in a secluded bay on the island. There is a strip of coast-line which he claims represents the whole of life: the island's illegal dumping site, then, further along, an eco-village of simple living and great food and wine, then, on the sea itself, the rusting guns of the old military occupation. At night he takes Polyanna out on his boat in search of phosphorescence.

James Hopkin gained a First Class honours degree in English and Philosophy in Manchester, then a Distinction in his MA on modern fiction, followed by a British Academy Award for a PhD. In September 2002, he won an Arts Council short story competition with 'Even the Crows Say Krakow'. His novel Winter Under Water (2007) was an assured and critically-acclaimed debut marking the arrival of a major new writer. His short stories have been anthologised, broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4, including 'The Mural At Frau Krauser's': commissioned by Sweet Talk and produced as part of a week of readings called Berlin. He published a small collection of stories in 2008, along with the paperback of Winter Under Water. A Georgian Trilogy, also produced by Sweet Talk, was broadcast in 2010. He is currently working on his second novel, Say Goodbye to Breakfast.

03 LASTThe Book Of Complaints2012011520130224

On Korcula, an Englishman learns about the mysterious murmur-maids.

Episode 3 (of 3): The Book of Complaints by James Hopkin

An Englishman takes refuge from his past life on the island of Korcula, where he meets an extraordinary silhouette cutter and learns about mysterious murmur-maids.

James Hopkin has lived and travelled widely in Europe, including time spent on the Dalmatian islands off the coast of Croatia. These three specially-commissioned stories explore the history and landscape of the area, as well as providing a colourful journey for the senses.

Hopkin gained a First Class honours degree in English and Philosophy in Manchester, then a Distinction in his MA on modern fiction, followed by a British Academy Award for his PhD. In September 2002, he won an Arts Council short story competition with 'Even the Crows Say Krakow'.

His novel Winter Under Water (2007) was an assured and critically-acclaimed debut marking the arrival of a major new writer. He published a small collection of stories in 2008, along with the paperback of Winter Under Water.

James Hopkin's A Georgian Trilogy, also produced by Sweet Talk, was broadcast in 2010.

Reader: Tom Goodman-Hill

Producer: Jeremy Osborne

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.

By James Hopkin.

Read by Tom Goodman-Hill.

James Hopkin gained a First Class honours degree in English and Philosophy in Manchester, then a Distinction in his MA on modern fiction, followed by a British Academy Award for a PhD. In September 2002, he won an Arts Council short story competition with 'Even the Crows Say Krakow'. His novel Winter Under Water (2007) was an assured and critically-acclaimed debut marking the arrival of a major new writer. His short stories have been anthologised, broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4, including 'The Mural At Frau Krauser's': commissioned by Sweet Talk and produced as part of a week of readings called Berlin. He published a small collection of stories in 2008, along with the paperback of Winter Under Water. A Georgian Trilogy, also produced by Sweet Talk, was broadcast in 2010. He is currently working on his second novel, Say Goodbye to Breakfast.