Arena With Seán Rocks

    Monday - Friday 7-8pm



    A love poem by Sarah Clancy

    Sarah Clancy reads a love poem to women from her latest collection of poetry ‘The Truth & Other Stories’ (published by Salmon Poetry)


    "The Story of Kullervo" by JRR Tolkien

    Gerard Hynes from the School of English Trinity College talks about “The Story of Kullervo”, a previously unpublished short story from JRR Tolkien with roots in Finnish folklore (published by Harper Collins)


    "Miss Emily" by Nuala O'Connor

    Poet/writer Nuala O’Connor talks about her first historical novel “Miss Emily”, about a young Irish girl who becomes maid for the Dickinson family of Massachusetts where she strikes up a deep friendship with the gifted middle child Emily Dickinson (published by Sandstone Press)


    "Up Against The Night" by Justin Cartwright

    Justin Cartwright talks about his book “Up Against The Night”, the story of Frank McAllister who discovers that his ancestors were involved in the brutal massacre in Zululand in the 19th century when a thousand Zulu warriors slaughtered seventy unarmed Boers (published by Bloomsbury)


    "The Wheels Of The World" by Colin Harper and John McSherry

    Colin Harper and John McSherry, co-authors of “The Wheels Of The World”, a 300 year history of the Irish uilleann pipes (published by Jawbone)

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    "A Little Life" by Hanya Yanagihara

    Hanya Yanagihara talks about her latest novel “A Little Life”, the story of a friendship between four college graduates who have just moved to New York (published by Picador)


    Round-up of the latest paperbacks

    Sinead Gleeson with a round-up of the latest paperbacks – “Hiding in Plain Sight” by Nuruddin Farah, “Paradise” by AL Kennedy, “Morvern Caller” by Alan Warner, “The Trick Is To Keep Breathing” by Janice Galloway, “Swing Hammer Swing” by Jeff Torrington and “The Dumb House” by John Burnside, “Saint Mazie” by Jami Attenberg, the memoirs “West With The Wind” by Beryl Markham and “Circling the Sun” by Paula McLain, “Handbook of the Irish Revival: An Anthology of Irish Cultural and Political Writings 1891-1922” edited by Declan Kiberd and PJ Mathews, “The Seven Good Years” by Edgar Keret  


    Review: "Brush Back" by Sara Paretsky

    Arlene Hunt reviews “Brush Back” by Sara Paretsky, the 17th crime novel featuring female detective VI Warshawski (published by Hodder & Stoughton)


    Aideen Henry, poet

    Aideen Henry talks about the inspiration for her second collection of poetry “Slow Bruise” (published by Salmon Poetry)   

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