Arena With Seán Rocks

    Monday - Friday 7-8pm



    "Up Against The Night" by Justin Cartwright

    Justin Cartwright talks about his book “Up Against The Night”, the story of Frank McAllister who discovers that his ancestors were involved in the brutal massacre in Zululand in the 19th century when a thousand Zulu warriors slaughtered seventy unarmed Boers (published by Bloomsbury)


    "The Wheels Of The World" by Colin Harper and John McSherry

    Colin Harper and John McSherry, co-authors of “The Wheels Of The World”, a 300 year history of the Irish uilleann pipes (published by Jawbone)

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    "A Little Life" by Hanya Yanagihara

    Hanya Yanagihara talks about her latest novel “A Little Life”, the story of a friendship between four college graduates who have just moved to New York (published by Picador)


    Round-up of the latest paperbacks

    Sinead Gleeson with a round-up of the latest paperbacks – “Hiding in Plain Sight” by Nuruddin Farah, “Paradise” by AL Kennedy, “Morvern Caller” by Alan Warner, “The Trick Is To Keep Breathing” by Janice Galloway, “Swing Hammer Swing” by Jeff Torrington and “The Dumb House” by John Burnside, “Saint Mazie” by Jami Attenberg, the memoirs “West With The Wind” by Beryl Markham and “Circling the Sun” by Paula McLain, “Handbook of the Irish Revival: An Anthology of Irish Cultural and Political Writings 1891-1922” edited by Declan Kiberd and PJ Mathews, “The Seven Good Years” by Edgar Keret  


    Review: "Brush Back" by Sara Paretsky

    Arlene Hunt reviews “Brush Back” by Sara Paretsky, the 17th crime novel featuring female detective VI Warshawski (published by Hodder & Stoughton)


    Aideen Henry, poet

    Aideen Henry talks about the inspiration for her second collection of poetry “Slow Bruise” (published by Salmon Poetry)   


    Review: "On Writing" by Charles Bukowski

    Dave Lordan reviews “On Writing” by American poet Charles Bukowski, a previously unpublished selection of his correspondence from the 1940’s to the late 1990’s showing the late Bukowski’s attitude to other writers and the world around him (published by Canongate)

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