Rick has been a broadcaster with RTE since 2001 and has just been appointed as presenter of The Book Show on RTE Radio 1. He was previously with RTE 2FM and was presenter of The Poetry Programme on RTE Radio 1. You can currently hear him every weekday on RTE Gold.
He is a regular moderator, interviewer, event curator and panellist at book festivals and literary events around Ireland and he is the former literary curator of the Waterford Writers Weekend.
Rick also chooses the Eason Must Reads selections with author Sinead Moriarty four times a year, was a judge for the 2018 Costa Book Prize in the UK and has been the National Patron of Epilepsy Ireland since 2006.
In 2014 he set up The Rick O’Shea Book Club on Facebook – it’s currently Ireland’s largest with over 26,000 members.