Arena With Seán Rocks

Arena With Seán Rocks

Monday - Friday 7-8pm



Monday 27th July

Review: "Armada" by Ernest Cline

Rick O’Shea reviews “Armada” by Ernest Cline, set in a dystopian world where governments use movies and video games as propaganda to prepare for an alien invasion (published by Century)

Thursday 23rd July

Anniversary of "The Ginger Man" by JP Donleavy

Sinead Gleeson marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of “The Ginger Man” by JP Donleavy (new edition published by Liliput Press)

Wednesday 22nd July

"The River", a poetry collection by Jane Clarke

Jane Clarke talks about her debut poetry collection “The River” (published by Bloodaxe Books)

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Friday 17th July

New literary magazine Blowing Raspberries

Andrew Fearon (founder and editor) and Michael Wilson (poet) on the independent literary journal which launches its first edition next month - ‘Blowing Raspberries’ will feature fiction and poetry with a light-hearted and humorous feel

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Wednesday 15th July

"Are You Watching Me?" by Sinead Crowley

Sinead Crowley talks about her latest book “Are You Watching Me?” - it follows Detective Sergeant Claire Boyle as she investigates murders and how they are connected with a drop-in centre for elderly men (published by Quercus)

Tuesday 14th July

Review: "Go Set A Watchman" by Harper Lee

Mary McGill reviews “Go Set A Watchman”, the eagerly-anticipated new novel by Harper Lee (published by William Heineman)

Monday 13th July

"June" by Gerbrand Bakker

Dutch author Gerbrand Bakker talks about his latest novel “June”, how a day of celebration to mark Queen Julianna’s visit to a northern town in 1969 turns to tragedy after a young child’s accidental death and how that tragedy continues to impact the community for generations (published by Harvill Secker)

Review: "Allen Klein: The Man Who Bailed-Out The Beatles, Made The Stones and Transformed Rock & Roll" by Fred Goodman

Jim Carroll reviews “Allen Klein: The Man Who Bailed-Out The Beatles, Made The Stones and Transformed Rock & Roll” by Fred Goodman (published by Eamon Dolan & Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Review: "Finders Keepers" by Stephen King

Declan Burke reviews “Finders Keepers” by Stephen King, the story of the murder of a famous novelist to steal his unpublished novels which are hidden but discovered by somebody else and sold by the time the real thief gets out of prison and comes looking for them (published by Hodder & Stoughton)

Friday 10th July

"Those We Left Behind" by Stuart Neville

Belfast crime writer Stuart Neville chats about his latest novel “Those We Left Behind”, following a character from his previous novels Detective Serena Flanagan dealing with the fallout from a previous case she worked on (published by Harvill Secker)



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