coming up on Friday's show...live from the Hay Festival in Kells with guests including award-winning authors Hanif Kureishi and Lisa McInerney, poet Peter Fallon and live music from Mary Black and musical siblings Saramai and Oisín Leech
Palestinian performance poet Rafeef Ziadah talks about her family roots as refugees and addressing politically contentious Israel-Palestine issues in her work Official website/Irish tour details: www.rafeefziadah.net
coming up on Thursday's show...."Othello" at the Gate Theatre, the dead return to life just as the financial crisis in Ireland looms in author Mike McCormack's novel "Solar Bones", who'll make the shortlist for this year's Turner Prize? and film reviews include Richard Linklater's 1980's comedy "Everybody Wants Some", the Russian mob vs British Secret Service in "Our Kind of Traitor" and the world of forced marriage in "Mustang"
Nicolas Boulerice and Olivier Demers of French Canadian folk band Le Vent du Nord chat about their French roots and blending various forms of traditional music Official website: http://leventdunord.com and ...
on Wednesday's show...if you want a break from the turkey sandwiches and slumping in front of the tv for the next week or so there's previews for some big new releases in cinemas over the Christmas, chat with Helen Simpson about her latest short story collection "Cockfosters" and Duke Special live in studio