Arena With Seán Rocks

Arena With Seán Rocks

Monday - Friday 7-8pm



Monday 15th December

Music books for Christmas

Simon Maher with recommendations for music memoirs for Christmas –

“Chapter and Verse: New Order, Joy Division and Me” by Bernard Sumner (published by Bantam Press)

“Play On: Now, Then & Fleetwood Mac” by Mick Fleetwood (published by Little Brown)

“Dancing With Myself” by Billy Idol (published by Touchstone)

Friday 12th December

Book review: "Watch Me: A Memoir" by Angelica Houston

Tony Tracy reviews “Watch Me: A Memoir”, the second part of Angelica Houston’s autobiography (published by Simon & Schuster)

Wednesday 10th December

Book review: "Lila" by Marilynne Robinson

Yvonne Nolan reviews “Lila” by Marilynne Robinson, the final book in an American trilogy set in the fictional town of Gilead and chronicling the lives of Minister John Ames and his friend Robert Boughton (published by Virago)

Tuesday 9th December

Christmas gifts and poetry

Dave Lordan with his recommendations for Christmas gifts of poetry -

"Blood Oranges" by Dylan Brennan (published by Penny Dreadful Press)

"Pirate Music" by Miriam Gamble (published by Bloodaxe)

"The Rooms" by Peter Sirr (published by Gallery Press)

"The Zebra Stood In The Night" by Kerry Hardie (published by Bloodaxe)

Irish anthology of the year - "Berryman's Fate: A Centenary Celebration In Verse" (published by Arlen House)

Book review: "Yes Please" by Amy Poehler

Sinead Gleeson reviews “Yes Please”, the memoir by American comedian/actress Amy Poehler (published by Picador)

Monday 8th December

Book review: "The Woman Who Stole My Life" by Marian Keyes

Edel Coffey reviews “The Woman Who Stole My Life”, the latest novel by Marian Keyes (published by Michael Joseph)

Monday 1st December

Book review: "Let Me Be Frank With You" by Richard Ford

Declan Burke reviews “Let Me Be Frank With You”, the latest novel by Richard Ford featuring the character of failed novelist Frank Bascombe (published by Ecco)

Friday 28th November

"Belfast Noir", edited by Adrian McKinty and Stuart Neville

crime writers Adrian McKinty and Stuart Neville, editors of a new collection of crime stories centred around the city of Belfast – “Belfast Noir” (published by Akashic Books)

Thursday 27th November

PD James, RIP

Declan Burke takes a look back at the remarkable career of crime writer PD James who died today  

Wednesday 26th November

Book review: "It's Too Late To Die Young Now" by Andrew Mueller

Róisin Dwyer reviews “It’s Too Late To Die Young Now: Misadventures In Rock 'n' Roll” by Andrew Mueller charting his career in music journalism (published by Picador)



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