Donal Ryan

Donal Ryan is the author of four bestselling novels and a short story collection. He has won numerous awards, among them the European Union Prize for Literature, the Guardian First Book Award, and three Irish Book Awards. He was nominated for the Man Booker Prize in 2013 for his debut, The Spinning Heart, and again […]

Crime Night

Moderator: journalist and lifelong crime fiction fan Gráinne McGuinness Andrea Carter is the author of The Inishowen Mysteries, a series that follows Ben (Benedicta) O’Keeffe, a solicitor who runs the most northerly law practice in the country on the remote Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal.Her books are published by Little, Brown in the UK, Goldmann Verlag […]

Anne Griffin: When All Is Said

Anne Griffin is author of When All Is Said – a number 1 Irish best seller.  The winner of the John McGahern Award for Literature, Anne has also been shortlisted for the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award and the Sunday Business Post Short Story Competition. Anne's work has featured in, amongst others, The Irish Times […]

Sinéad Gleeson and Emilie Pine In conversation with Ailbhe Smyth

Sinéad Gleeson is a writer, editor and freelance broadcaster. She is the editor of three short anthologies, including The Long Gaze Back: an Anthology of Irish Women Writers and The Glass Shore: Short Stories by Women Writers from the North of Ireland, both of which won Best Irish Published Book at the Irish Book Awards. […]

Stephen James Smith plus special guest Tony Walsh

Stephen James Smith is a Dublin poet and playwright central to the rise of the vibrant spoken word scene in Ireland today. His poetry videos have amassed over 2.5 million views. Stephen has performed at high profile events & venues such as Electric Picnic, other voices, The National Concert Hall in Dublin, The Barbican in […]

Rosita Boland

Rosita Boland is Senior Features Writer with the Irish Times. She won Journalist of the Year in the 2018 Newsbrands Ireland Journalism Awards. She was a 2009 Nieman Fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. Her book of essays, Elsewhere; One Woman, One Rucksack, One Lifetime of Travel, was published by Doubleday […]

Sports Writing Extravanganza

Michael Moynihan chats to Kerry football legend Tomás Ó Sé, Cork City F.C.  stalwart Neal Horgan and Adrian Russell about their books and journalism. Neal Horgan played for Cork City FC from 2000 to 2014. He documented the financial troubles at the club in 2008 and 2009 in his best-selling books Death of a Football […]