Arena Wednesday 9th May 2012

coming up on Wednesday's show....politics and playwriting with Colin Murphy, artist Annette Bellaoui on the power of music in politics, in the latest in his occasional series on the history of record labels Jim Carroll looks at Good Vibrations and King Lear re-imagined for the 21st century

Presented by Sean Rocks

Author Rachel Caine

Rachel Caine is the Author of 'The Morganville Vampires' series of books which started in 2006. The latest book 'Black Dawn' has just been Published by Allison and Busby. Rachel will sign copies of the book at Easons on O'Connell Street in Dublin from 5pm to 6pm on Thursday May 10th.

Rachel Caine joins Sean Rocks.

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

Continuing our look at the books shortlisted for this year's International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award tonight is the turn of 'Matterhorn' by Karl Marlantes. The Publishers are Grove Press. The winner will be announced on June 13th - www.impacdublinaward.ie for full details.

Sinead Gleeson discusses 'Matterhorn' by Karl Marlantes with Sean Rocks.

Loves

A regular item where a figure from the world of arts and entertainment chooses something they 'Love'.

Author Kathleen MacMahon chooses storytelling in songs with reference to 'Labelled With Love' by Squeeze. Kathleen MacMahon's debut novel 'This Is How It Ends' is Published by Sphere.

Smock Alley Theatre Dublin

The restored Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin will open it's doors from Thursday 17th May. More information can be found at www.smockalley.ie.

Report by Evelyn O'Rourke.

Live Music - Cormac O'Caoimh

'A New Season For Love' is Cormac O'Caoimh's latest album. His website is www.cormaco.net.

Cormac O'Caoimh performs 'There's Gold There Somewhere' and 'Counting The Raindrops' live in studio with interview by Sean Rocks.

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