Contributor Biographies

Rick O’Shea

Rick O’Shea

Rick has been a broadcaster with RTE since 2001, previously on RTE 2FM and as a presenter of RTE Radio 1’s The Poetry Programme. He currently presents weekday mornings on RTE Gold. 

He runs The Rick O’Shea Book Club (Ireland’s largest with over 22,000 members), hosts events and public interviews at arts festivals all across the country, and has been the National Patron of Epilepsy Ireland since 2006. He is a Book Ambassador for Easons, has been the curator of the Waterford Writers Weekend, and is one of the judges for the 2018 Costa Book Awards.