Arena With Seán Rocks

Arena With Seán Rocks

Monday - Friday 7-8pm



Friday 22nd May

IMPAC shortlist - “K” by Bernardo Kucinski

Kay Sheehy with the third review of novels on the IMPAC shortlist – “K” by Bernardo Kucinski, the story of a father searching desperately for his daughter who was ‘disappeared’ during the 1970’s military dictatorship in Brazil (published by LAB Latin America Bureau)

Profile of Agatha Christie

Dr John Curran with a profile of crime novelist Agatha Christie

Thursday 21st May

Review: "How Music Got Free" by Stephen Witt

Jim Carroll reviews the book “How Music Got Free: What Happens When An Entire Generation Commits The Same Crime” by Stephen Witt (published by Bodley Head)

Wednesday 20th May

Review: "Words Without Music", a memoir by Philip Glass

Garrett Sholdice reviews the Philip Glass memoir “Words Without Music” (published by Faber & Faber)

Review: "Amnesia" by Peter Carey

Sinead Gleeson reviews “Amnesia” by Peter Carey, as a world of hacking and corruption is exposed by ageing journalist Felix Moore (published by Faber & Faber)

Tuesday 19th May

“Fatty O’Leary’s Dinner Party” by Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith, winner of this year’s Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction for his novel “Fatty O’Leary’s Dinner Party” (published by Penguin Random House)


“All Over Ireland: New Irish Short Stories”, edited by Deirdre Madden

Deirdre Madden, editor of “All Over Ireland: New Irish Short Stories”, a new collection of short stories from new and established Irish writers (published by Faber & Faber)

IMPAC shortlist - "Sparta" by Roxana Robinson

Kay Sheehy with the second review of novels on the IMPAC shortlist – “Sparta” by Roxana Robinson, the story of a young man inspired by the ancient warriors of Sparta who joins the US marines just before 9/11 and spends four years serving in Iraq (published by Sarah Crichton Books)

Monday 18th May

"The Organised Criminal" by Jarlath Gregory

Jarlath Gregory chats about his book “The Organised Criminal”, about a young man who returns home to Crossmaglen and has to confront his father’s criminal past (published by Liberties Press)

Review: "Keeping An Eye Open: Essays On Art" by Julian Barnes

Declan Long reviews “Keeping An Eye Open: Essays On Art” by Julian Barnes (published by Jonathan Cape)



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