Arena With Seán Rocks

Arena With Seán Rocks

Monday - Friday 7-8pm

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Books

Thursday 9th July

"The Dust That Falls From Dreams" by Louis de Bernieres

Louis de Bernieres talks about his latest novel “The Dust That Falls From Dreams”, following the lives of three sisters from Kent in England and the men they love in the wake of World War I (published by Harvill Secker)

Wednesday 8th July

"The Girl Missing From The Window" by Paul O'Reilly

Wexford writer Paul O’Reilly talks about his debut short story collection “The Girl Missing From The Window” (published by Doire Press)

Tuesday 7th July

"The Book Of Strange New Things" by Michel Faber

Michel Faber discusses his latest novel “The Book Of Strange New Things”, a story set on a planet called Oasis and dealing with themes of faith, separation, communication and love (published by Canongate)

West Cork Literary Festival details: www.westcorkmusic.ie/literaryfestival 

Monday 6th July

"Funny Ha-Ha, Funny Peculiar" poetry anthology

Neil Astley, editor of the anthology “Funny Ha-Ha, Funny Peculiar: A Book of Strange & Comic Poems” (published by Bloodaxe Books)

Wednesday 1st July

Review: "A God In Ruins" by Kate Atkinson

Eithne Shortall reviews “A God In Ruins” by Kate Atkinson, a companion novel to her earlier “Life After Life” and the continuing story of the Todd family living in London in the early years of the 20th century (published by Doubleday)

Tuesday 30th June

Review: "The Festival Of Insignificance" by Milan Kundera

Yvonne Nolan reviews “The Festival of Insignificance” by Milan Kundera, a story following the intertwining lives of 4 friends living in Paris, all men in mid-life (published by Faber & Faber)

"Undoing Time: The Life & Work of Samuel Beckett" by Jennifer Birkett

Jennifer Birkett, author of “Undoing Time: The Life and Work of Samuel Beckett” (published by Irish Academic Press)

Monday 29th June

Review: "The Water Knife" by Paolo Bacigalupi

Rick O’Shea reviews “The Water Knife” by Paolo Bacigalupi, a story set in the future in the southern US states where the effects of extreme climate change have made water the most precious of resources in a deeply divided society (published by Orbit)

Friday 26th June

Ben Okri, writer & poet

British-Nigerian writer and poet Ben Okri talks about the things that inspire him   

Festival website:  www.hayfestival.com

Official website:  http://benokri.co.uk   

Thursday 25th June

Review: "Killing Monica" by Candace Bushnell

Anna Carey reviews “Killing Monica” by Candace Bushnell, the story of a writer trying to escape the shadow of the hugely-popular literary character that made her famous (published by Little Brown)

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