Arena Wednesday 14 June 2017

coming up on Wednesday's show....writer Laura Albert whose creation JT LeRoy became one of the great literary hoaxes of our time, "Midwinter Break" by Bernard McLaverty reviewed, why Agatha Christie continues to be the queen of crime and live music from All My Exes Live In Texas

 

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Arts News: National Gallery of Ireland re-opens after major refurbishment

Arts News: National Gallery of Ireland re-opens after major refurbishment

National Gallery director Sean Rainbird on the excitement at the re-opening of the newly-refurbished building

Official website:   www.nationalgallery.ie

"Room Little Darker" by June Caldwell

"Room Little Darker" by June Caldwell

June Caldwell talks about her debut collection of short stories "Room Little Darker", featuring characters from the fringes on contemporary Irish society (published by New Island)

"Toilers", re-staged as part of Tessellate and Cork Midsummer Festival

"Toilers", re-staged as part of Tessellate and Cork Midsummer Festival

Fiona McGeown of Painted Bird theatre and dramaturg Thomas Conway explain their re-staging of "Toilers", a 1913 play by Susanne Day about 3 prostitutes which was originally created to raise funds for the Women’s Suffrage movement and now created as part of the Tessellate mentoring programme

Tessellate details:   www.corkmidsummer.com 

Essay: seeing the world around you

Essay: seeing the world around you

Michele Forbes with an essay about children on a train and the attention they pay to the world right in front of them

Review:  International Dublin Literary Award shortlist - "A Whole Life" by Robert Seethaler

Review: International Dublin Literary Award shortlist - "A Whole Life" by Robert Seethaler

Kay Sheehy with her ninth review of the 10 novels on the International Dublin Literary Award shortlist – "A Whole Life" by Robert Seethaler (published by Picador)

Official website:   www.dublinliteraryaward.ie

Music Played on the Show

Want You Back

Want You Back

Haim

3:50

Une Annee Sans Lumiere

Une Annee Sans Lumiere

Arcade Fire

3:39

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