Paul Beatty In Dublin

Rarely do you get an e-mail asking you if you fancy talking to a Booker Prize winner. I got one recently… Coming? 

Upcoming Public Events


April 29th:

Cúirt Festival, Galway – An interview with, well, me conducted by the fantastic Tony Clayton-Lea.

Tickets available here –

ROSBC drinks and blind book swap afterwards (venue TBC) –


May 9th:

Rick O’Shea Book Club event – Tracy Chevalier – Dubray Books, Grafton Street.


May 23rd:

Hosting CBI Book Of The Year Awards 2017.


May 29th:

Interviewing Sally Rooney as part of ILF Dublin. Tickets here –


June 2nd:

Listowel Writers’ Week – interviewing Alan Cumming.

Tickets available here –


June 3rd:

Listowel Writers’ Week – chairing “Crime Writing With: Liz Nugent, William Ryan & Sinead Crowley”

Tickets available here –


June 7th:

Interviewing Man Booker Prize award winner Paul Beatty – 6pm – Pearse St. Library


Lanching Sinéad Crowley’s new book One Bad Turn – Dubray Books, Grafton Street – 7pm.


June 24th / 25th:

ROSBC Summer festival event TBA.



You can find pictures and posts about public events prior to Dec 2016 (Liz Nugent, Chris Cleave, Jessie Burton and more) over on Rick’s Website.


The book club has been running over on Facebook since it was started in July 2014 by RTE broadcaster Rick O’Shea. There are now over 6,000 of us, making us Ireland’s biggest book club.

Every month we pick 2 books to read across the following 4 weeks and we run regular author interview events all across the country too, details of which you can find in the club or here on the site.

The only way to find out what it’s all about is by by joining The Rick O’Shea Book Club on Facebook.

You can read all of Rick’s own book reviews over on his website.