Arena With Seán Rocks

Arena With Seán Rocks

Monday - Friday 7-8pm

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Books

Tuesday 10th February

"Granuaile: Queen of Storms" by Dave Hendrick & Luca Pizzari

Dave Hendrick, co-author of new graphic novel “Granuaile: Queen of Storms” (published by O’Brien Press)

Monday 9th February

"The Illuminations" by Andrew O'Hagan

Andrew O’Hagan talks about his latest novel “The Illuminations”, the story of a soldier returning home to care for his grandmother who now has dementia but was a documentary photographer in her youth (published by Faber & Faber)

Thursday 5th February

"To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

Mary McGill reviews the classic novel “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee

Wednesday 4th February

"Spill Simmer Falter Wither" by Sara Baume

Short story writer Sara Baume talks about her debut novel “Spill Simmer Falter Wither” (published by Tramp Press)

Book review: "Clothes Clothes Clothes, Music Music Music, Boys Boys Boys" by Viv Albertine

Edel Coffey reviews the memoir “Clothes Clothes Clothes, Music Music Music, Boys Boys Boys” by Viv Albertine, formerly of British all-girl punk band The Slits (published by Faber)

Tuesday 3rd February

Book review: "An Untamed State" by Roxane Gay

Sinead Gleeson reviews “An Untamed State” by Roxane Gay, a thriller set against the backdrop of a kidnapping in Haiti (published by Grove Atlantic)

Monday 2nd February

"Odysseus Abroad" by Amit Chaudhuri

Amit Chaudhuri talks about his new novel “Odysseus Abroad”, a day-in-the-life of two Indian men in London in the 1980’s (published by One World)

Book review: "Over Our Heads" by Andrew Fox

Rick O’Shea reviews “Over Our Heads”, a debut collection of short stories by Irish author Andrew Fox (published by Penguin)

Friday 30th January

Best in crime fiction

Declan Burke with a round-up of the latest crime fiction –

“Gray Mountain” by John Grisham (published by Hodder & Stoughton)

“The Hummingbird” by Kati Hiekkapelto (published by Arcadia Books)

“Gun Street Girl” by Adrian McKinty (published by Serpent’s Tail)

“Malice” by Keigo Higashino (published by Little Brown)

“Wayfaring Stranger” by James Lee Burke (published by Orion)  

Thursday 29th January

Ireland's first Laureate for Fiction

Anne Enright reacts to the announcement that she has been appointed  Ireland’s first Laureate for Fiction

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