Arena With Seán Rocks

Arena With Seán Rocks

Monday - Friday 7-8pm



Tuesday 17th November

Review: “Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl” by Carrie Brownstein

Róisín Dwyer reviews “Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl”, the memoir by Sleator Kinney frontwoman Carrie Brownstein (published by Virago Books)

Review: "Career of Evil" by Robert Galbraith

Declan Burke reviews “Career of Evil” by Robert Galbraith, (aka JK Rowling), the third in the crime series featuring private investigator Cormoran Strike (published by Sphere)

Monday 16th November

"Somewhere Inside Of Happy" by Anna McPartlin

Anna McPartlin talks about her latest novel “Somewhere Inside Of Happy”, the story of a woman who has had it tough her whole life and who is finally about to catch a romantic break until her teenage son goes missing

Friday 13th November

Arena at the Dublin Book Festival 2015

Tonight's show is live from Smock Alley Theatre as part of the Dublin Book Festival; guests include poet Kate Dempsey and authors Frankie Gaffney, Danielle McLaughlin and Reggie Chamberlain King and live music from The Matthews and The Healing

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Thursday 12th November

"The Marble Collector" by Cecilia Ahern

Cecilia Ahern talks about her most recent novel “The Marble Collector”, about a daughter trying to discover more about her father who now has dementia but who spent years mysteriously collecting marbles (published by Harper Collins)

Wednesday 11th November

Kevin Barry wins Goldsmith's Prize for "Beatlebone"

Kevin Barry reacts to winning the UK literary Goldsmith’s Prize for his novel “Beatlebone”

Tuesday 10th November

"Ted Hughes – The Unauthorised Life” by Jonathan Bate

Jonathan Bate talks about his biography “Ted Hughes – The Unauthorised Life” (published by William Collins)

Monday 9th November

Crime writing and the Dublin Book Festival

Crime writers Alex Barclay and Jason Johnson who are taking part in a ‘Crime In The City’ panel discussion as part of this year’s Dublin Book Festival

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Friday 6th November

Review: “Thirteen Ways Of Looking” by Colum McCann

Eithne Shortall reviews “Thirteen Ways Of Looking”, a new novella/short story collection by Colum McCann (published by Bloomsbury)

Thursday 5th November

Review: “Kate: Inside the Rainbow” by John Carder Bush

Mary McGill reviews a book of rare photographs of Kate Bush taken by her brother and long-time collaborator John Carder Bush – “Kate: Inside the Rainbow” (published by Sphere)

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