RTÉ One, Friday, 8.30pm
The Works

As Dubliners headline at the Dublin Theatre Festival ...

we hear from artistic director Annie Ryan about the new Corn Exchange production and the process of putting Joyce's famous short stories on the stage. The Festival's new director, Willie White, also comes in to studio to tell John Kelly about other highlights.

Sophie Gorman and Mick Heaney review Edna O'Brien's memoir, Country Girl, and Sebastian Faulks' new novel, A Possible Life.

Artist Dorothy Cross talks to John Kelly about her new publication, Montenotte and Fountainstown, a double bill of books which combine photos of her art with previously unpublished photos of her family.

Sinéad Gleeson reports from the Cork International Short Story Festival and a line-up of writers from Kevin Barry to the 2012 O'Connor Laureate Nathan Englander (author of What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank).

Séamus Fogarty plays a track, The Undertaker's Daughter, from his current album, God Damn You Mountain.

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