coming up on Friday's show...a tribute to Dermot Healy at Cúirt International Festival of Literature, an artist looking for a rural retreat finds more than she bargained for in "The Dead House", the first novel by Billy O'Callaghan and the latest albums from Gorillaz, The Cranberries and Thurston Moore
coming up on Bank Holiday Monday....Colm Meaney and Timothy Spall chat about taking on the roles of Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness in "The Journey", how British-German artist Tino Seghal inspires novelist Rob Doyle, review of "Things We Lost In The Fire", short stories by Mariana Enriquez and American folk singer Rhiannon Giddens in session
Arena Friday 17th May 2013
Daily arts and popular culture show.
Author Patrick McGrath
Author Patrick McGrath on his novel 'Constance' in which the Constance of the title believes her life was ruined because her father hated her. The Publishers are Bloomsbury.
Hay Festival 2013
The Hay/Kells festival is inviting every book club in the country to read Jeannette Winterson's memoir 'Why be happy when you can be normal' and come to Kells on Saturday 29 June at 3.30 to talk to the author about it - www.hayfestival.org/kells for full details.
Dave Lordan reads his story 'IKEA' from his 'First Book Of Frags'. Dave's own website is www.davelordan.com.
Arts and Activism
The Project Arts Centre in Dublin Abie Philbin-Bowman recently ran a seminar called 'Arts & Activism in times of Austerity'. Abie Philbin-Bowman reports. For the full video featured in Abie's report go to www.notourdebt.ie.
Sinead Gleeson and Simon Maher review this week's new album releases 'Random Access Memories' from Daft Punk, 'Trouble Will Find Me' from The National & 'Momentum' from Jamie Cullum with Seán Rocks.
Heart Of Mine
Blake Mills Featuring Danielle Haim