coming up on Friday's show...a tribute to Dermot Healy at Cúirt International Festival of Literature, an artist looking for a rural retreat finds more than she bargained for in "The Dead House", the first novel by Billy O'Callaghan and the latest albums from Gorillaz, The Cranberries and Thurston Moore
coming up on Bank Holiday Monday....Colm Meaney and Timothy Spall chat about taking on the roles of Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness in "The Journey", how British-German artist Tino Seghal inspires novelist Rob Doyle, review of "Things We Lost In The Fire", short stories by Mariana Enriquez and American folk singer Rhiannon Giddens in session
Sophie Gorman reviews 'Howie The Rookie' starring Tom Vaughan-Lawlor with Seán Rocks. The play runs at Dublin's Project Theatre until Saturday July 6th - the website for further information is www.projectartscentre.ie.
This year's Francis MacManus short story winners are Sean Kenny from Dublin for his piece 'Ending It' (3rd Prize), 'Dark Secret' by James A Simpson from Co Antrim (2nd Prize) while the winning story 'Uncle Ned' was written by Mike Mac Domhnaill from Limerick. Andrew Bennett reads an extract from 'Uncle Ned'.
Arena are holding a competition to design the cover of the forthcoming book of writing 'New Planet Cabaret'. The closing date is Monday June 24th and the website for further details is www.rte.ie/radio1/arena.
One of the exhibits at this year's Hay festival celebrates the Book of Kells, and its seminal role in the history of type. Mark Smith dicusses the 'Kells Type Trail' with Seán Rocks - www.hayfestival.com/kells.