Rick O’Shea

Genres: Essays | Irish Writing | Local & Irish Writers | Memoir

Rick O’Shea is a broadcaster with RTE – he is on RTE Gold weekday mornings and presents The Book Show on RTE Radio 1. He runs The Rick O’Shea Book Club (Ireland’s largest), chooses the quarterly Must Reads lists for Eason with author Sinead Moriarty, and recommends books on RTE Radio 1’s Today Show. In recent years he has been a judge for the Costa Book Awards, Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair, and judging chair for the Dalkey Literary Awards. He regularly hosts public author interviews, has previously been curator of the Waterford Writers Weekend, is current literary curator for the UCD Festival and is part of the advisory group for the Dublin City Council Culture Company. Rick has pieces in two 2021 anthologies – Open House and The 32: An Anthology of Irish Working-Class Voices which is published in July.

Arts Council - funding literature
Fáilte Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way
CCC Library & Arts Service
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
Creative Places West Cork Islands
RTÉ Supporting The Arts
Maritime Hotel