The Hoarder by Jess Kidd“As a reader, I love that feeling that I don’t quite know what’s coming next.”

As heard on arena

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The eponymous anti-hero of Jess Kidd’s latest novel is an old, cantankerous man, living in a filthy, crowded house that was once a family home. The author told Seán Rocks that her intention when she created Cathal Flood was to start at the bottom: “I kind of set out to write someone intensely unlikeable that we could kind of warm …

Winter Olympics 2018 ‘In the village, you kind of go into a bubble, so you don’t really see the outside world anymore and it’s nice being around the athletes…  They’re doing sport for sport’s sake.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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The Winter Olympics 2018 takes place February 9th to 25th in Pyeongchang County, South Korea and Ireland is sending a 5-strong team to compete.  Sean O’Rourke spoke to Shane O’Connor, the Leader of Team Ireland, about what the experience has been like so far. “It’s brilliant… The Olympic games is the greatest sports show on earth really so I think the …

8 years in the CIA ‘When a report would make it onto the President’s desk, that was a really great feeling…’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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8 years spent working in the CIA would leave anyone with a lot to write about.  Analyst Karen Cleveland spoke to Ryan Tubridy today about her time in one of the most iconic workplaces in the world and the novel she wrote inspired by what she saw.  A sense of national pride and wanting to give something back to her …