Tuesday 12th February

Author Martina Reilly

Martina Reilly discusses her latest novel 'What If' with Seán Rocks. In the book an old diary is dusted off to reveal old secrets and wounds and connects the lives ...

Monday 11th February

Book Review - The Spies

Declan Burke reviews Luís Fernando Veríssimo's new novel 'The Spies' with Seán Rocks. The book is a literary mystery and the Publishers are McLehose.

Author Jim Crace

Author Jim Crace dicusses his new book 'Harvest' with Seán Rocks. The book is set in a remote English village where the villagers wake to find two huge columns of ...

Wednesday 6th February

Author Gavin Corbett

'This is the Way' is the second novel from Irish author Gavin Corbett. It's the story of a young Irish traveller Anthony who is trying to find his place in ...

Monday 4th February

Book Review - Peter Murphy

Declan Burke reviews 'Shall we gather at the River' by Peter Murphy with Seán Rocks. The book tells the story of an evangelical DJ broadcasting his beliefs to small town ...

Friday 1st February

Book - 'Hallo Sausages, the lyrics of Ian Dury'

Tony Clayton-Lea on 'Hallo Sausages, the lyrics of Ian Dury' which is written and edited by his daughter Jemima Dury and published by Bloomsbury.

Thursday 31st January

Great Books

Fionnuala Dillane discusses the first book in Arena's 'Great Books' series - 'I Could Read the Sky' by Timothy O'Grady and Steve Pyke. The Publishers are The Harvill Press.

Book - The Last Days of Detroit

Jim Carroll discusses a new book from Mark Binelli 'The Last Days of Detroit: Motor Cars, Motown and the Collapse of an Industrial Giant' which charts the history of Detroit ...

Wednesday 30th January

Author Daragh McManus

Journalist and author Daragh McManus on his latest crime novel 'The Polka Dot Girl'. The publisher is Roundfire Books.

Costa Book Award - Hilary Mantel

Hilary Mantel, Winner of the Costa Book Award for 2012 for her brilliant book 'Bring up the Bodies' joins Seán Rocks.



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