Books

Monday 10th August

Review: "The Discreet Hero" by Mario Vargas Llosa

Yvonne Nolan reviews “The Discreet Hero” by Nobel prize-winning author Mario Vargas Llosa, following the parallel lives of two men from different social classes in Peru (published by Faber & Faber)

Thursday 6th August

"The Mark and the Void" by Paul Murray

Paul Murray chats about his latest novel “The Mark and the Void”, a story revolving around Claude, a Frenchman living in Dublin at the height of the Celtic Tiger years (published by Hamish Hamilton/Penguin)

Tuesday 4th August

"An Information" by Eileán Ní Chuilleanáin

Eileán Ní Chuilleanáin reads “An Information” from her latest poetry collection “The Boys Of Bluehill” (published by Gallery Books)  

Thursday 30th July

Review: "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" by David Shafer

Declan Burke reviews “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” by David Shafer, a techno- thriller exploring how 21st century technology allows corporations and governments to control all aspects of our lives (published by Penguin)

Wednesday 29th July

Man Booker longlist for 2015

Sinead Gleeson with the books that have made the longlist for the 2015 Man Booker Prize

See full list at Man Booker website:  www.themanbookerprize.com

Of the 13 titles on the longlist, 3 of the authors previously talked to Arena about their novels.  You can listen-back to those interviews by clicking on the links below:

to hear Anne Enright discuss "The Green Road" on 8th May 2015 -

http://www.rte.ie/radio1/arena/programmes/2015/0508/699810-arena-friday-8-may-2015/

to hear Andrew O'Hagan discuss "The Illuminations" on 9th February 2015 -

http://www.rte.ie/radio1/arena/programmes/2015/0209/678990-arena-monday-9-february-2015/

to hear Marlon James discuss "A Brief History of Seven Killings" on 22nd October 2014 -

http://www.rte.ie/radio1/arena/programmes/2014/1022/654183-arena-wednesday-22-october-2014/

 

 

 

"The Ringer" by Jane Clarke

Jane Clarke reads "The Ringer" from her debut poetry collection "The River" (published by Bloodaxe Books)

Tuesday 28th July

"Lost Between: Writings On Displacement" anthology

Catherine Dunne and Nuala Ní Chonchúir, two of the contributors to a new anthology of short stories by Irish and Italian writers on the theme of movement/displacement – “Lost Between: Writings On Displacement” (published by New Island Books)

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)

Official website:  www.janeclarkepoetry.ie    

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