coming up on Friday's show...Margaret Atwood's terrifying vision of a dystopian future under a fundamentalist regime, the tv series of "The Handmaids Tale" begins this week, the latest crime fiction recommended reads and new albums from The Charlatans, James Vincent McMorrow and The Unthanks
James Shapiro on William Shakepeare's relationship with Ireland. James Shapiro's latest book is called '1599: A Year in the life of William Shakespeare' which is Published by Faber & Faber. James Shapiro will be in conversation with Fintan O'Toole at this year's Kilkenny Arts Festival on August 10th - www.kilkennyartsfestival.ie.
Declan Burke with a round-up of the latest crime fiction books including 'Holy Orders' by Benjamin Black (Mantle), 'The Twelfth Apartment' by William Ryan (Mantle), 'Bad Monkey' by Carl Hiaasen (Sphere), 'The Kill Room' by Jeffrey Deaver (Hodder & Stoughton), 'The Ghost Riders of Ordebec' by Fred Vargas (Harvill Secker), 'Alex' by Pierre LeMaitre (MacLehose Press), 'The Frozen Dead' by Bernard Minier (Jean-Claude Izzo), 'The Red Road' by Denise Mina (Orion) and 'The Cuckoo's Calling' by Robert Galbraith AKA JK Rowling (Sphere).