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An all-new show that's all about books from the man with the biggest book club in Ireland, Rick O'Shea! As well as chatting to literary luminaries, we've got the latest book news and events and we ask both listeners and celebrities to share their reading recommendations - plus every week one Irish book club gets the chance to put their questions directly to the author of a book which they have read.

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An all-new show that's all about books from the man with the biggest book club in Ireland, Rick O'Shea! As well as chatting to literary luminaries, we've got the latest book news and events and we ask both listeners and celebrities to share their reading recommendations - plus every week one Irish book club gets the chance to put their questions directly to the author of a book which they have read.

    With Michael Connelly and more

    With Michael Connelly and more

    Best selling thriller author Michael Connelly on how he solved his own problem writing during this pandemic in an eerily quiet Los Angeles. We look at how bookshops might function when they reopen, hear from a first time author who has yet to see her debut novel in an actual shop & book clubs recommend some of their favourite reads for the summer.

    • 27 min
    With Ian Rankin and Colum McCann

    With Ian Rankin and Colum McCann

    On this week's podcast Rick O’Shea gets a socially distant tour of Ian Rankin’s writer’s den in Edinburgh, Colum McCann - under lockdown - in the US, is grilled about his novel Apeirogon by a book club whose latest meeting he gatecrashed and Stefanie Preissner has the latest news from the world of books.

    • 26 min
    With Mark O’Connell and Liz Nugent

    With Mark O’Connell and Liz Nugent

    On this week's podcast Rick O'Shea hears about some of the 'perverse pilgrimages' embarked upon by Mark O'Connell in his search for how best to survive the apocalypse, Liz Nugent is quizzed by the Tuesday-Thursday Book Club in Tramore Library about her novel 'Skin Deep' and Stefanie Preissner has the week's news.

    • 26 min
    With Naoise Dolan and Mike McCormack

    With Naoise Dolan and Mike McCormack

    Rick talks to Naoise Dolan about her debut novel ‘Exciting Times’ which is set in Hong Kong and is one of the reasons she has been able to beat the ‘reader’s block’ which had been plaguing him of late. Stefanie Preissner has the week’s book news and Mike McCormack answers questions from the Roundwood Book Club about his work ‘Solar Bones’.

    • 27 min
    With guest Maggie O'Farrell

    With guest Maggie O'Farrell

    In this week's Book Show Rick O'Shea talks to Maggie O'Farrell about her telling of the story of Shakespeare's son Hamnet. Sebastian Barry is grilled by the Castlebar Library Book Club about his novel 'Days Without End' and Stefanie Preissner brings you the week's book news.

    • 27 min
    With Derek Landy and Anne Enright

    With Derek Landy and Anne Enright

    In the first of a new series Derek Landy tells Rick O’Shea about the problems with writing in a time of pandemic and Anne Enright is quizzed by the Wise Owl Book Club from Navan.

    • 27 min

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