On 12th February, 2015, I was interviewed about my book Blood Debts (Scotus Press, 2014) as part of an Arena outside broadcast recorded in Farmleigh House.
As well as the items included in the programme, additional interviews and discussions were conducted for the benefit of the audience present on the night.
During one of these discussions Seán Rocks, the presenter, was described as ‘a national treasure’.
Seán Rocks had done his research: as well as having read Blood Debts, he had read about it; his interest in the book was genuine, as evidenced by the questions asked; he kept me on track; his agenda consisted of doing his job and doing it well.
Truly, a national treasure.
The link to the interview: http://www.rte.ie/radio1/arena/category/poetry/