Arena With Seán Rocks

Arena With Seán Rocks

Monday - Friday 7-8pm



Monday 24th August

"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  

Wednesday 19th August

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)   

Tuesday 18th August

Graphic novel “Hound: A Celtic Myth Set in Ancient Ireland”

Barry Devlin and Paul Bolger explain the genesis of their graphic novel which is a re-imagining of the life and times of Cúchulainn -  “Hound: A Celtic Myth Set in Ancient Ireland”

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"Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert

Mary McGill on the classic French novel “Madame Bovary” by Gustave Flaubert

Monday 17th August

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Dave Lordan reviews “On Writing” by American poet Charles Bukowski, a previously unpublished selection of his correspondence from the 1940’s to the late 1990’s showing the late Bukowski’s attitude to other writers and the world around him (published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

"Death By Video Game" by Simon Parkin

Simon Parkin, author of “Death By Video Game” which asks if the over-use of video games is bad for our health (published by Serpents Tail)

Thursday 13th August

Review: "Let Me Tell You" by Shirley Jackson

Sinead Gleeson reviews “Let Me Tell You: New Stories, Essays and Other Writings” by the American writer Shirley Jackson (published by Penguin Classics)

Wednesday 12th August

"Early Warning" by Jane Smiley

Jane Smiley chats about her latest novel “Early Warning”, the second instalment in her Last Hundred Years trilogy and continuing the story of the Langdon family through the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s (published by Mantle)



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