Arena Monday 30 May 2016

coming up on Friday's show.... Declan Kiberd discusses his new book, "After Ireland", which is a survey of post-war Irish literature, and Alan Corr and Lauren Murphy review "Flicker" from Niall Horan; "Glasshouse" from Jessie Ware and "The Endless Shimmering" from And So I Watch You From Afar

 

Arena

Arena

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Arts News

with Sarah Binchy - Chris Evans says new Top Gear show is a hit despite lukewarm reviews, criticism of director John Carney's remarks about Keira Knightley's acting abilities, a rare first edition of "Alice In Wonderland" set for auction next month

"Nothing On Earth" by Conor O'Callaghan

"Nothing On Earth" by Conor O'Callaghan

Poet/author Conor O’Callaghan talks about his debut novel “Nothing On Earth”, featuring an unreliable narrator's sensual recollections of his attraction to a 12 year old girl (published by Doubleday Ireland)

"Citizen" by  Anita Groener at the Butler Gallery

"Citizen" by Anita Groener at the Butler Gallery

Lorcan Clancy reports on the exhibition “Citizen” by Dutch visual artist Anita Groener, inspired by images of displaced, stateless Syrian people and reflecting on the magnitude of the current refugee crisis, currently showing at the Butler Gallery in Kilkenny

Further details:  www.butlergallery.com 

International Dublin Literary Award shortlist: “A Brief History of Seven Killings" by Marlon James

International Dublin Literary Award shortlist: “A Brief History of Seven Killings" by Marlon James

Kay Sheehy with the eighth review of the 10 novels on the shortlist for this year’s International Dublin Literary Award – “A Brief History of Seven Killings” by Marlon James, a violent and graphic novel spanning several decades from the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in Jamaica in 1976 to the crack wars in New York in the 1980’s (published by Riverhead Books)

Official website:   http://www.dublinliteraryaward.ie/

"Multitudes" by Lucy Caldwell

"Multitudes" by Lucy Caldwell

Lucy Caldwell reads an extract from the story “Multitudes” from her debut collection of short stories “Multitudes” (published by Faber)

50th anniversary of "Pet Sounds" by The Beach Boys

50th anniversary of "Pet Sounds" by The Beach Boys

John Meagher looks at the seminal album “Pet Sounds” by The Beach Boys which was released 50 years ago this month

Music Played on the Show

Sunday

Sunday

Iggy Pop And Josh Homme

6:04

Sloop John B

Sloop John B

The Beach Boys

2:54

You Still Believe In Me

You Still Believe In Me

The Beach Boys

2:27

God Only Knows

God Only Knows

The Beach Boys

3:03

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