Specially commissioned short stories by some of Ireland's most exciting writers. Recounting the story of her son's birth, a mother explains the unusual gift he brought with him into the world. As read by Roísín Gallagher. Northern Irish author and winner of the 2016 Harper's Bazaar short story competition Jan Carson has been described as "a born storyteller" by The Guardian and her debut short story collection 'Children's Children' praised as "sharply written and inventive" by The Irish Times. Reader ..... Roísín Gallagher Writer ..... Jan Carson Producer ..... Michael Shannon.