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Rick O’Shea has been a radio presenter with RTÉ 2FM since 2001 and is also the presenter of The Poetry Programme on RTÉ Radio 1.

He hosts public author interviews with guests as diverse as playwright Simon Stephens, authors Anthony Horowitz, Eoin Colfer, Liz Nugent and Donal Ryan, journalist Johann Hari at Dublin’s International Literature Festival, Graham Norton at Listowel Writers Week and Michael Chabon at the Dublin Bloomsday Festival. He has been a panellist and event host at the Lingo Spoken Word Festival, Bram Stoker Festival, ISLA Festival, Cuirt International Festival of Literature, Dublin One City One Book, as well as performing spoken word pieces at European Literature Night and the Barnardo’s “Under My Bed” nights.

He is part of the industry voting academy for the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards and was a judge for the 2015 UK and Ireland Young Adult Book Prize run by The Bookseller magazine.

He also runs The Rick O’Shea Book Club – Ireland’s largest book club.