Upcoming Public Events

June 17th:

Dalkey Book Festival with Donal Ryan, Elif Shafak and Marlon James chairing “Is The Novel More Important Now Than Ever?”

Tickets here –


June 24th and 25th:

Body & Soul Festival – The Rick O’Shea Book Club presents It Could Be Worse: Writing About The Near Future.


July 6th:

Public interview with Nick Laird – Hodges Figgis, Dublin:



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 7,000 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.