Arena With Seán Rocks

Arena With Seán Rocks

Monday - Friday 7-8pm



Friday 27th March

Profile of Frank O'Connor

Dr Hilary Lennon, UCC School of English profiles Irish short-story writer Frank O’Connor as a new theatrical production based on his stories called ‘God Bless The Child” comes to the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin

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Thursday 26th March

Book review: "The Defence" by Steve Cavanagh

Declan Burke reviews “The Defence” by Steve Cavanagh, a thriller about former con man/lawyer Eddie Flynn being forced to defend a Russian mobster accused of murder (published by Orion)

Wednesday 25th March

Book review: "Motherless Child: The Definitive Biography of Eric Clapton" by Paul Scott

Róisín Dwyer reviews “Motherless Child:The Definitive Biography of Eric Clapton” by Paul Scott (published by Headline)

Tuesday 24th March

"Two Fridays In April" by Roisin Meaney

Roisin Meaney, author of “Two Fridays In April”, the story of various members of a family dealing with grief and the way their lives change after family events on two days in April (published by Hachette Books)

Monday 23rd March

"Acts Of The Assassins" by Richard Beard

Richard Beard, author of “Acts Of The Assassins”, part 2 of a 3-part series of crime thrillers set in the immediate aftermath of the death of Jesus Christ (published by Harvill Secker)

"Young Eliot: From St Louis to The Waste Land" by Robert Crawford

Robert Crawford, author of the biography “Young Eliot: From St Louis to The Waste Land”, the first of a proposed two-part biography of the poet TS Eliot (published by Jonathan Cape)

Friday 20th March

"The Kindness" by Polly Samson

Polly Samson talks about her latest novel “The Kindness”, the story of a couple named Julian and Julia (published by Bloomsbury)

Thursday 19th March

"How To Lose Your Home and Save Your Life" by Angela Carr

Angela Carr explains the inspiration for her debut poetry collection “How To Lose Your Home and Save Your Life” (published by Bradshaw Books)

(for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)

Monday 16th March

"The Boys Of Bluehill" by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin

Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin poet talks about her latest collection “The Boys Of Bluehill” (published by Gallery Books)    

(for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)

Friday 13th March

Book review: "A Time For Friends" by Patricia Scanlan

Mary McGill reviews “A Time For Friends” the latest novel by Patricia Scanlan (published by Simon & Schuster)



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