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
On Arena tonight we have a tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman, we review Winter by Christopher Nicholson and the classic movie is Detour
Yvonne Nolan reviews the new novel by Christopher Nicholson.
Winter is the third novel from Costa Prize-nominated author Christopher Nicholson. It tells the story of the writer Thomas Hardy’s infatuation with a young actress in the final years of his life. This is a fictionalised story about Thomas Hardy but it’s based on a true story.
Caroline in a French singer living in Ireland. She plays the Sirius Art Centre at the Old Yacht Club in Cobh this coming Friday night, 7th of February; the Pig's Back Cafe in Doulas on Saturday night, 8th February and on Valentine's night, that's the 14th of February, she is playing Whelan's in Wexford Street here in Dublin
Over a period of 20 years, the Film Noir era produced some darkly fatalistic and stylish work. Many of these films have become classics, whilst others have been lost to history. Detour, a 1945 low-budget film, has achieved cult status....and it is the Classic Movie choice of Stephen Boyd.