Arena With Seán Rocks

Arena With Seán Rocks

Monday - Friday 7-8pm

Email: arena@rte.ie

Books

Wednesday 7th January

Martina Evans, poet

Poet and novelist Martina Evans talks about her writing career and her latest poetry collection “Burnfort, Las Vegas” (published by Anvil Press)

Tuesday 6th January

Reading 100 books in a year

Rick O’Shea explains how he got on with his challenge to read 100 books in 2014

"Joseph" by John MacKenna

John MacKenna explains why he re-imagined the character of Joseph of Nazareth in his new novel “Joseph” (published by New Island Books)

Monday 5th January

Book review: "Everything I Never Told You" by Celeste Ng

Declan Burke reviews “Everything I Never Told You”, the debut novel by Chinese American writer Celeste Ng, a thriller set in Ohio (published by Penguin)

Friday 19th December

Book Review: "Not That Kind Of Girl", a memoir by Lena Dunham

Sinead Gleeson reviews “Not That Kind Of Girl”, a collection of personal essay and memories from American writer/actress Lena Dunham   (published by Fourth Estate)

Thursday 18th December

Celebrating Eileen Gray

Mary McGuckian, director of the documentary film “The Price of Desire” and Jennifer Goff, curator of the National Museum of Ireland’s Eileen Gray exhibition and author of “Eileen Gray: Her Work and Her World”  (published by Irish Academic Press)

Wednesday 17th December

Best crime fiction of 2014

Declan Burke with his selection of the best crime fiction of 2014 – 

“Blue Is The Night” by Eoin McNamee,  “Unravelling Oliver” by Liz Nugent,  “The Black Eyed Blonde” by Benjamin Black,  “The Wolf In Winter” by John Connolly,  “The Boy That Never Was” by Karen Perry, “The Missing File” by DA Mishani,  “Irene” by Pierre Lamaitre, “The Silkworm” by Robert Galbraith,  “The Monogram Murders” by Sophie Hannah,  “The Burning Room” by Michael Connelly

Book review: "Special Deluxe: A Memoir of Life and Cars" by Neil Young

Alan Corr reviews the memoir “Special Deluxe: A Memoir of Life and Cars” by Neil Young (published by Viking)

Jessica Traynor, poet

Jessica Traynor reads her poem “The Water Table” from her latest collection “Liffey Swim”

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

Tuesday 16th December

"The American Lover" by Rose Tremain

Rose Tremain talks about her latest book, a collection of short stories on the themes of isolation & loneliness – “The American Lover” (published by Chatto & Windus)

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