Arena Thursday 11 July 2013

coming up on Monday's show....a garda station in an Irish border village at the end of the 1950's is the setting for the Shane Connaughton novel "Married Quarters", the atmospheric folk music of Maria Kelly live in session and Gerard Manley Hopkins and five nuns are shipwrecked - it sounds like the start of a joke but it's actually the premise of the comic novel "The Hopkins Conundrum" by Simon Edge

 

Arena Thursday 11th July 2013

Arena Thursday 11th July 2013

Daily arts and popular culture show.

Author David Sedaris

Author David Sedaris

Author David Sedaris discusses his book 'Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls' with Seán Rocks. The Publishers are Abacus.

New Planet Cabaret - Cover Design Winner

New Planet Cabaret - Cover Design Winner

Julianna O'Callaghan, the Cover Design Winner for Arena's 'New Planet Cabaret' competition and Eoin Purcell of Publishers New Island Books join Seán Rocks.

Album Reviews

Album Reviews

Rachel Breslin and Alan Corr review this week's new album releases 'Magna Carta: Holy Grail' from Jay-Z and 'Electric' from Pet Shop Boys.

Julian Gough

Julian Gough

Julian Gough on his novella 'CRASH! How I lost a hundred billion and found true love'.

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