John Connolly (pictured) tells John Kelly about his new Charlie Parker novel, The Wolf in Winter, in which the detective gets caught up in creepy goings-on in a town called Prosperous, Maine. www.johnconnollybooks.com
Part love story, part World War I story, Birdsong is the novel that made author Sebastian Faulks' reputation. Next month, the Everyman Palace, Cork plays host to a stage version from the UK. Actor Peter Duncan and director Alastair Whatley talk to The Works about making theatre out of an iconic novel. www.everymancork.com/2013/11/birdsong/
Journalists Patrick Freyne and Aoife Barry join John Kelly to review The Double, a thriller starring Jesse Eisenberg as a shy office worker taken over by a sinister doppelganger, and Mia Wasikowska as the love interest.
At 83, pianist and composer Ahmad Jamal has been a key part of the US jazz canon for nearly 60 years, name-checked by Miles Davis, for one, as a seminal influence. John Kelly meets a living legend. www.ahmadjamal.net
Anticipation is building about the debut album, due later this year, by Overhead, the Albatross, a six-piece Dublin band best known for intricate layered melodies and exciting live gigs. Tonight on The Works, they play the tune Telekinetic Forest Guard. www.overheadthealbatross.com