coming up on Monday's show....a garda station in an Irish border village at the end of the 1950's is the setting for the Shane Connaughton novel "Married Quarters", the atmospheric folk music of Maria Kelly live in session and Gerard Manley Hopkins and five nuns are shipwrecked - it sounds like the start of a joke but it's actually the premise of the comic novel "The Hopkins Conundrum" by Simon Edge
Publisher Sarah Davis Goff on discovering 'The Spinning Heart' by Donal Ryan which was rejected by numerous publishers but is now on the Booker prize longlist. Sarah's website for budding writers is www.tramp.ie.
Keith Moss and the Tightrope Walkers perform 'Torture in Paradise' and 'The War Outside our Door' live in studio with interview by Seán Rocks. The band's new album is called 'What Eludes You Moves You' - www.reekusrecords.com for more details.