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The Works

Thursday 21st November, 10.45pm, RTÉ One

Memoirs, cook books, sports books, young adult novels, all kinds of fiction and non-fiction are celebrated at the annual Bórd Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards, due to be announced at a Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony on 26th November. Sinéad Gleeson reports on this year's shortlists, with vox pops from Paul Howard and Paul Lynch and readings from the Easons Novel of the Year authors, including Roddy Doyle and Catherine Dunne. www.irishbookawards.ie

Director Nick Ryan talks to John Kelly about The Summit, his documentary about the climbing expedition on K2 in 2008 in which 11 climbers died, including Ger McDonnell, an Irish mountaineer who, it is thought, lost his life trying to save others. Opens in Irish cinemas on 22nd November. www.thesummitfilm.com

UK poet Holly McNish has released two poetry albums, Touch and Push Kick, and published a book, Papers, inspired by parenthood. (Her poem about public breastfeeding, Embarrassed, received over a million hits on YouTube.) She performs her poem Mathematics on The Works www.holliemcnish.com

Now on at the Science Gallery, Dublin, Kevin Gildea takes a look at Grow Your Own: Life After Nature, a show about the weird and wonderful world of synthetic biology. www.dublin.sciencegallery.com

Public Service Broadcasting plays the track Signal 30 from their album Inform-Educate-Entertain for The Works. www.publicservicebroadcasting.net

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Eddie Izzard http://youtu.be/Oxi9slwcLXk

Tommy Tiernan http://youtu.be/SN1M-zwZXYA

And music performances:

Little Green Cars http://youtu.be/ofkn8T9ZsJA


John Smith http://youtu.be/J9yHp3RSk4Y


And So I Saw You From Afar http://youtu.be/7uQGyBHQ2Ho


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