Arena With Seán Rocks

Arena With Seán Rocks

Monday - Friday 7-8pm

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Books

Wednesday 2nd March

"Waking Lions" by Ayelet Gundar Goshen

Ayelet Gundar Goshen talks about her latest novel “Waking Lions”, about a middle-class doctor who flees a hit-and-run in the desert of Israel but the wife of the victim (a refugee from Eritrea) turns up on his doorstep the next day and changes his life forever (published by Pushkin Press)

Tuesday 1st March

Review: “Cowboy Song – the Authorised Biography of Philip Lynott” by Graeme Thomson

Tony Clayton Lea reviews “Cowboy Song – the Authorised Biography of Philip Lynott” by Graeme Thomson (published by Constable)

Irish/French Comic Book Festival 2016

Maura McHugh talks about the first ever Irish/French Comic Book Festival, a celebration of the art form which takes place this week at the Alliance Francaise

Full details:  http://alliance-francaise.ie/bd 

Monday 29th February

Review: “Small Town Talk : Bob Dylan, The Band, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix & Friends in Woodstock” by Barney Hoskyns

Róisín Dwyer reviews “Small Town Talk : Bob Dylan, The Band, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix & Friends in Woodstock” by Barney Hoskyns

Wednesday 24th February

Review: “The Last Days of Jack Sparks” by Jason Arnopp

Rick O’Shea reviews “The Last Days of Jack Sparks” by Jason Arnopp, a thriller written from the notes the fictional pop culture journalist Jack Sparks left after his death and compiled by his brother trying to establish how his brother died (published by Orbit)

Special 1916 edition of The Stinging Fly

Guest editor Sean O’Reilly and writer Evelyn Conlon explain the latest special edition of The Stinging Fly – “In The Wake Of The Rising” where 40 writers were asked to respond to the principles in the 1916 Proclamation

Full details:  www.stingingfly.org   

Tuesday 23rd February

"The Maker of Swans" by Paraic O'Donnell

Paraic O’Donnell talks about his debut novel “The Maker of Swans”, the story of three characters living in a mysterious world coping with a drama that comes into their lives (published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson)

Monday 22nd February

Review: “Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This: A Life In Music”, a memoir by Dave Stewart

Róisín Dwyer reviews “Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This: A Life In Music”, a memoir by Dave Stewart of The Eurythmics 

Further details:  http://davestewart.com/   

Thursday 18th February

Review: "Avenue of Mysteries" by John Irving

Yvonne Nolan reviews “Avenue of Mysteries” by John Irving , about an ageing creative writing professor reflecting on his childhood in Mexico, his mind-reading sister and a Jesuit orphanage (published by Simon & Schuster)

Wednesday 17th February

Review: “Paulina & Fran” by Rachel B Glaser

Sinead Gleeson reviews “Paulina & Fran” by Rachel B Glaser, a debut novel about the friendship between two girls from New England who meet at art school (published by Granta)

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