Arena With Seán Rocks

Arena With Seán Rocks

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Books

Wednesday 4th May

International Dublin Literary Award shortlist: "Department of Speculation" by Jenny Offill

Kay Sheehy with the second review of the 10 novels on shortlist for this year’s International Dublin Literary Award – “Department of Speculation” by Jenny Offill, the story of a woman who wants to be a writer but has to cope with daily life, infidelity and a crumbling marriage (published by Granta Books)

Official website:  www.dublinliteraryaward.ie 

Tuesday 3rd May

Review: “The Bricks That Built The Houses” by Kate Tempest

Eithne Shortall reviews “The Bricks That Built The Houses”, the debut novel by spoken-word artist/poet Kate Tempest, about three young people and how they came to be leaving London in a hurry with a suitcase full of money (published by Bloomsbury)

Review: “Lemmy, The Definitive Biography” by Mick Wall and "The Rise, The Fall and The Rise” by Brix Smith Start

Róisín Dwyer reviews two new music biographies - “Lemmy, The Definitive Biography” by Mick Wall (published by Orion) and “The Rise, The Fall and The Rise” by Brix Smith Start” (published by Faber)

Friday 29th April

"Art In The Blood" by Bonnie MacBird

Bonnie MacBird talks about “Art In The Blood”, her latest novel in which a young Sherlock Holmes comes out of hiding in disgrace to solve the mysterious disappearance in Paris of the son of a famous singer Cherie (published by Collins Crime Club)

Further details:   www.macbird.com

"Not Working" by Lisa Owens

Lisa Owens reads an extract from her latest novel “Not Working” (published by Picador)

Thursday 28th April

Maeve Brennan in New York, a lecture by Anne Enright

Anne Enright who will deliver her first lecture tonight at New York University as part of her term as Laureate for Irish Fiction. The title of her lecture is “An Irishwoman Abroad: Maeve Brennan and the Streets of New York”

Winners of the Hennessy Literary Awards 2016

Announcing the winners of this year’s Hennessy Literary Awards 

Wednesday 27th April

Round-up of the latest crime fiction

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

“The Sympathizer” by Viet Thanh Nguyen (published by Corsair)

“The Other Mrs Walker” by Mary Paulson-Ellis (published by Mantle)

“The Wing-Orderly’s Tales” by Carlo Gébler (published by New Island)

“Dead Secret” by Ava McCarthy (published by Harper)

“Blood Will Out” by Walter Kirn (published by Corsair)

Review: “1971: Never A Dull Moment” by David Hepworth

Róisín Dwyer reviews “1971: Never A Dull Moment” by David Hepworth, a love letter to the year that saw a lot of changes in the world of music and culture (published by Bantam Press)

"Through The Night" by Siobhan Mannion

Siobhan Mannion reads an extract from her story “Through The Night” as featured in the latest Irish writing edition of Granta Magazine

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