Arena With Seán Rocks

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    Thomas Keneally

    Thomas Keneally is an Australian playwright and an author of fiction and non-fiction works. He joins Sean Rocks to discuss his new book The Daughters of Mars published by Sceptre

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    Seeing Red

    A new book called 'Seeing Red' explores the controversial portrayal of American Indians on film. With essays from a leading group of American Indian academics, the book looks back at many of the films that have been produced over the years

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    Rebecca Solnit

    IS A MULTI-AWARD-WINNING WRITER AND ACTIVIST. HER WORK HAS COVERED EVERYTHING FROM TRAVEL TO TECHNOLOGY TO NATURE TO THE VERY ART OF WRITING. HER LATEST BOOK, THE FARAWAY NEARBY Published by Granta Books

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    Dacia Maraini

    Catherine Dunne on the Italian Activist and Writer Dacia Maraini who will take part in an event on Sunday May 26th at Dublin's Botanic Gardens. The event is organised by the Irish Writer's Centre - www.writerscentre.ie for full details.

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    Music Books

    Tony Clayton-Lea on the books 'Text & Drugs & Rock'n'Roll - the Beats and Rock Culture' by Simon Warner (Publishers Bloomsbury) and 'Harry Styles - Every Piece of Me' by Louisa Jepson (Publishers Simon & Schuster).

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    Book - Sport and Film

    Seán Crosson on his book 'Sport and Film'. The Publishers are Routledge. Sean Crosson is Programme Director of the MA in Film Studies at the Huston School of Film at NUI Galway.

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    IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Review

    Evelyn O'Rourke and Abie Philbin Bowman look at 2 books on this year's IMPAC Dublin shortlist 'The Map and the Territory' by Michel Houellebecq and 'The Tragedy of Arthur' by Arthur Phillips. The result will be announced on June 6th - www.impacdublinaward.ie.

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    Dan Brown

    Best-selling Author Dan Brown tells the audience at Dublin's National Concert Hall a little about himself. A full Public Interview with Dan Brown will be broadcast on Arena on Monday June 3rd. Dan Brown is a guest at this year's Dublin Writer's Festival - www.dublinwritersfestival.com.

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    Author Marcel Theroux

    Author Marcel Theroux on his fifth novel 'Strange Bodies', a metaphysical mystery. The Publishers are Faber and Faber.

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