Emilie Pine's new novel Ruth & Pen tells the crisscrossing story of Ruth, a therapist struggling with infertility and a failing marriage, and Pen, a teenager on the autism spectrum - she talks to RTÉ Arena above.

It's the first work of fiction from Pine, who won the Irish Book Award for her acclaimed collection of essays Notes To Self.

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Ruth & Pen is published by Hamish Hamilton. Tune into to RTÉ Arena live nightly from Mon-Fri on RTÉ Radio 1 from 7pm - or listen back here.