Arena With Seán Rocks

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    coming up on Monday's show....poet-turned-author Conor O'Callaghan chats about his debut novel "Nothing On Earth" which has been described as 'strange, beautiful and quietly terrifying', Kay Sheehy's run-down of the shortlist for the International Dublin Literary Award continues with "A Brief History of Seven Killings" by Marlon James and re-visiting the classic Beach Boys album "Pet Sounds" 50 years after release 

    Arena Tuesday 29 July 2014

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    Arts News

    with Alan Corr - all-female punk band Pussy Riot to sue the Russian government for unfair conviction, Donna Tartt novel "The Goldfinch" to be made into a film, filming of Star Wars VII continues on Skellig Michael despite concern over use of a protected world heritage site

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    Best in science-fiction

    Rick O’Shea reviews latest science-fiction novels –

    “The Quick” by Lauren Owen (published by Jonathan Cape)

    “The Girl With All The Gifts” by M R Carey (published by Orbit Books)

    “The Martian” by Andy Weir (published by Del Rey Books)

    “The Bees” by Laline Paull (published by Harper Collins)

    “The Three” by Sarah Lotz (published by Hodder & Stoughton)

    “The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August” by Claire North (published by Orbit)

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    Tom French, poet

    poet Tom French talks about his latest collection "Midnightstown”  (published by Gallery Press)

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Sirens
      Composer: In The Willows
      Performer(s): In The Willows
      Performer(s): In The Willows
      Album: Vantage Point EP
      Duration: 3:00
    • Title: It's Over
      Composer: In The Willows
      Performer(s): In The Willows
      Performer(s): In The Willows
      Duration: 3:00

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