Wednesday 11th September

Sergio De La Pava

Sergio De La Pava on the success of his self-published novel 'The Naked Singularity' which has just run the Pen Prize for debut fiction. The Publishers are McElhose Press.

Sonya Kelly on New York

Sonya Kelly with her ode to New York where her production 'The Wheelchair on my Face' is being staged from September 29th. The website is www.fishamble.com.

Hard Working Class Heroes - Daithí O'Dronaí

Daithí O'Dronaí with 'Chameleon Life' from his Arena session in July 2013. Daithí will perform at this year's Hard Working Class Heroes Festival in October - www.hwch.net for full details.

Live Music - Nigel Mooney

Nigel Mooney, accompanied by Johny Taylor performs his version of 'Danny Boy'. Nigel Mooney's latest album is 'The Bohemian Mooney' and his website is www.nigelmooney.com.

Tuesday 10th September

Man Booker Prize Shortlist

Evelyn O'Rourke on this year's Man Booker Prize shortlist with Colm Tóibín, one of the shortlisted writers for 'The Testament Of Mary' - www.themanbookerprize.com.

Thursday 22nd August

The Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film

The Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival launches this evening in Waterville in Co. Kerry and one of this year's performers, Dylan Moran joins Evelyn to discuss.

Tuesday 6th August

Steve Coogan 'Alpha Papa'

Alan Corr meets Steve Coogan, star of 'Alan Partride: Alpa Papa' which is released in Ireland this week.

Thursday 25th July

Author & Academic James Shapiro

James Shapiro on William Shakepeare's relationship with Ireland. James Shapiro's latest book is called '1599: A Year in the life of William Shakespeare' which is Published by Faber & Faber. James Shapiro will be in conversation with Fintan O'Toole at this year's Kilkenny Arts Festival on August 10th - www.kilkennyartsfestival.ie.

Tuesday 23rd July

Author Lottie Moggach

Lottie Moggach on her book 'Kiss Me First' which is Published by Picador.

Monday 15th July

Loves - David Sedaris

David Sedaris chooses the book 'World War Z' by Max Brooks as something he 'Loves'. 'Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls' is the latest book from David Sedaris. The Publishers are Abacus.



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Presenter: Seán Rocks


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