on Friday's show.....Alice McDermott chats about the turn-of-the-century Irish Brooklyn she portrays in her latest novel "The Ninth Hour", Carl Austin looks at why "The Wire" was such a ground-breaking tv series and reviews of the latest albums from Jack White, George Ezra and Lissie
Life After Life is the latest offering from Kate Atkinson, She is the author of eight novels - four belong to a sort of crime series but the one she is best known for is probably her first, Behind the Scenes at the Museum. It won the 1995 Whitbread award. Eithne Shortall reviews. Published by Double Day.
A new film about The Frames "In the Deep Shade" will be released here later this week. Filmed by Conor Masterson, it's a fly on the wall documentary shot around the band's 20th anniversary tour Conor Masterson & Colm Mac Con Iomaire join Sean to discuss.
In 1983 the director of the British Book Marketing Council created a list of 20 of the Best of Young British Novelists under 40. The list was published in the literary magazine Granta it was such a sucess it has become a once a decade event the latest list for 2013 has been announced. Evelyn O Rourke takes a look.