In this week's Book Show on RTÉ Radio 1, Rick O'Shea talks to author Maggie O'Farrell about her acclaimed telling of the story of Shakespeare's son Hamnet - listen above.
My readers block apologises to Maggie O'Farrell for taking so long to finish this. It's no reflection on it.— Rick O'Shea (@rickoshea) April 21, 2020
It's a beautiful re-imagining of the short life of a boy, his incredible mother, fascinating family, and, in the background, their absent father.
Elsewhere, Sebastian Barry is grilled by the Castlebar Library Book Club about his novel Days Without End, and Stefanie Preissner brings you the week's book news.
The Book Show, RTÉ Radio 1, Sundays at 7pm - subscribe to the podcast (which comes with extended interviews and other bits and bobs) here.