Arena With Seán Rocks

Arena With Seán Rocks

Monday - Friday 7-8pm

Email: arena@rte.ie

Books

Monday 4th April

Review: "Hot Milk" by Deborah Levy

Sinead Gleeson reviews “Hot Milk” by Deborah Levy, the story of a woman who goes to a Spanish clinic to find out what is wrong with her legs, taking her daughter/carer with her (published by Hamish Hamilton)

Friday 1st April

Review: "The Drowned Detective" by Neil Jordan

Eithne Shorthall reviews “The Drowned Detective” by Neil Jordan, set in an unnamed eastern European city where an Englishman who has moved there with his wife sets up a private detective agency and is hired to find a missing child (published by Bloomsbury)

Wednesday 30th March

"Bishop's Delight" by Patrick McGinley

Patrick McGinley chats about his novel “Bishop’s Delight”, a crime thriller about a disappearance of the Taoiseach and the attempts by a political journalist to find out what has happened to his friend (published by New Island Books)

Thursday 24th March

"The Heart of Everything" by Henrietta McKervey

Henrietta McKervey chats about her latest novel “The Heart of Everything”,  the story of a mother who disappears after learning she has early-stage dementia and whose disappearance forces her three grown children to come together in their search for their missing mother (published by Hachette Books Ireland)

Wednesday 23rd March

"Children's Children" by Jan Carson

Jan Carson talks about her debut collection of short stories “Children’s Children”, set in post-conflict Northern Ireland and exploring the role of the family within a society (published by Liberties Press)

Tuesday 22nd March

“Showbands and All That Jazz: Memoirs of an Irish Drummer” by Des Hopkins

Des Hopkins, author of “Showbands and All That Jazz: Memoirs of an Irish Drummer” which chronicles his career playing with various Irish showbands (published by Hihat Publishing)

Monday 21st March

Review: “The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone” by Olivia Laing

Sinead Gleeson reviews “The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone” by Olivia Laing, a memoir about a woman who moves to New York and spends her time visiting galleries to see how artists were inspired by the concept of loneliness (published by MacMillan)

Review: “Teenage Kicks: My Life As An Undertone” by Michael Bradley

Róisín Dwyer reviews “Teenage Kicks: My Life As An Undertone”, a memoir by The Undertones bassist Michael Bradley (published by Omnibus Press)

Friday 18th March

"Vertigo" by Joanna Walsh

Joanna Walsh talks about her latest collection of short stories “Vertigo”, a glimpse into the lives of various women (published by Tramp Press)

Wednesday 16th March

"Doing The Past" by Paula Meehan

Paula Meehan reads her poem ‘Doing The Past’ which features in the new special-edition book “16”, an anthology of poetry and art from the past and the present inspired by the 1916 Rising (published by Stoney Road Press with An Post and Poetry Ireland)

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