On this week's Book Show on RTÉ Radio 1, Rick O'Shea talks to one of the best-selling Irish authors of the 21st century...

Wexford's Eoin Colfer has sold over 25 million copies of his books, including his popular Artemis Fowl series. 2020 will see the beloved characters coming to life on the big screen, and will also mark the publication of Eoin's first novel for adults. Rick, the man with the biggest book club in the country, went to visit him in his creative hub – the shed at the end of his garden!

Jan Carson and The Book Show's Aoife Barry

Belfast writer Jan Carson won the EU Prize for Literature Ireland for her Belfast set novel, The Firestarters, which is set 16 years after The Troubles and tells the story of two very different fathers. Jan will be grilled by this week's featured book club, BPS, based in Books Paper Scissors Book Shop in Belfast

We also find out what the one book is that Baz Ashmawy and Eilish O’Carroll would recommend...

And in this week's book news, Aoife Barry and Rick will be looking to the future to list some of their own must-read suggestions for 2020.

The Book Show, Sunday 22nd December at 1900 on RTE Radio 1 - listen back to the Book Show podcast here.