coming up on Monday's show....a review of "Yesterday" by Felicia Yap, the ukelele is celebrated at the upcoming Dun Laoghaire Festival, "Why Won’t You Have Sex With Me?", one of the plays at the upcoming Dublin Fringe Festival and the book "Artists: Their Lives and Works"
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