DBF Interviews: Rick O’Shea and Dave Rudden


We sat down with RTE broadcaster Rick O’Shea and author Dave Rudden to discuss their experiences with The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and their upcoming event at Dublin Book Festival.

Be sure to watch the interview below, and don’t miss  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy at 40

Dave Rudden is the author of the award-winning Knights of the Borrowed Dark trilogy, as well as the Doctor Who anthology Twelve Angels Weeping. He enjoys cats, adventure and being cruel to fictional children. Follow him at @d_ruddenwrites.

Rick O’Shea 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 26,000 members), hosts events and public interviews at book festivals all across the country, and has been the National Patron of Epilepsy Ireland since 2006. He is also a Book Ambassador for Easons, compiling the “Sinead And Rick’s Must Reads” lists 4 times a year with writer Sinead Moriarty. Rick has been curator of the Waterford Writers Weekend and was one of the judges for the 2018 Costa Book Awards in the UK.

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