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
Martin SIxsmith is a former BBC foreign correspondent and also worked as communications director for Tony Blair's first labour government.
More recently he has come to attention in this country for his book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee which was made into the Oscar nominated film Philomena starring Steve Coogan and Judi Dench.
Sixsmith was in Ireland last weekend as part of the Ennis Book Club Festival. I spoke to him at the event and asked him about how he first became interested in the Philomena Lee story
Jean Hanff Korelitz is a New York author and has just published her sixth novel, You Should Have Known.The book tells the story of Grace Sachs, a marriage counselor who discovers she may be more in need of advice than her own patients. She Joins Sean from New York to discuss