on Friday's show.....Alice McDermott chats about the turn-of-the-century Irish Brooklyn she portrays in her latest novel "The Ninth Hour", Carl Austin looks at why "The Wire" was such a ground-breaking tv series and reviews of the latest albums from Jack White, George Ezra and Lissie
Sonya Kelly reads 'Amazing Grace' which will be published in Arena's anthology by New Island books later this year along with some of Arena's entries to our creative writing course. Entries to email@example.com and the deadline is April 28th - www.rte.ie/radio1/arena for full details.
'Savage Solitude, Reflections of a Reluctant Loner' is the title of a book from poet Máighréad Medbh. The author describes it as 'a walk in the mind of someone who's alone'. The Publishers are Dedalus Press. Máighréad Medbh joins Seán Rocks.