Mary O'Rourke winner of Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards the John Murray Listeners Choice
The Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards & the winner of the John Murray Show listeners choice category was Mary O'Rourke with her book 'Just Mary'. John is joined by Mary from Athlone this morning as she tells us of her great surprise in winning.
John is joined in studio by Shakespearean actor, Clive Francis who will dosome readings for us & Clive is touring around Ireland with his acclaimed adaptation of 'A Christmas Carol'. For his Irish tour dates go to www.clivefrancisachristmascarol.com
Operation Transformation in assoc with Safefood reveal of Leader no 5
This morning it is time for Operatation Transformation selection of the fifth & final leader, in association with Safefood www.rte.ie/ot. as each morning this week Kathryn Thomas has been in a secret location to reveal the following leaders of the 2013 campaign. Leader no 1is Charlotte O'Connell from Cavan, Leader no 2 is Deirdre Hosford from Cork, Leaders no 3 is Greg Starr from Tipperary, Leader no 4 is Monica Percy from Carlow & this morning the number 5 leader is Gavin Walker from Kildare.
Music & chat from actress & singer, Maria Doyle Kennedy accomp by Kieran Kennedy, in studio with John & Maria's album Sing is available in the shops at the moment & you can find out more about her gigs on www.maridk.com
Also our colleague Zbyszek Zalinski took the opportunity last night to ask some of our talented authors, Cecelia Ahern, Joseph O'Connor, Edna O'Brien, David Norris, Donal Skehan, Cathy Kelly & Catherine Fulvio, what book they will be reading this Christmas!