Monday 29th March

Jan Carson

Jan Carson's new novel 'The Last Resort', a collection of linked short stories set in a caravan park on the Northern Irish coast where the residents are beset by driving ...

Friday 26th March

John Patrick McHugh

Pure Gold is the debut collection of short stories from Galway writer John Patrick McHugh. It is an irreverent, funny, and often tragic look at an eclectic cast of characters, ...

Thursday 25th March

Dublin Literary Award 2021

Prof. Chris Morash, Chair of the judging panel discusses the shortlist for this year's Dublin Literary Award which has just been announced.

David Hockney

At 83, David Hockney remains one of the most celebrated artists of our time, famed for his bold use of colour, whether on canvas or the iPad he's also embraced ...

Wednesday 24th March

Virginia Woolf - 80th anniversary

John Self celebrates Virginia Woolf. One of the most important modernist writers of the 20th century and a pioneer of the stream of consciousness form. Best known for her classic ...

Monday 22nd March

Lucy Jago

A Net for Small Fishes, is set in England in the early 1600s, a time of intrigue and scandal at the court of King James. This historical novel by Lucy ...

Friday 19th March

Words to Shape My Name

Laura McKenna's debut book 'Words to Shape My Name' is the story of two men, a former slave to an American plantation, Tony Small and his friend the Irish Lord, ...

Thursday 18th March

LOUD: A Life in Rock 'n' Roll

LOUD: A Life in Rock 'n' Roll by the World's First Female Roadie. Tana Douglas discusses her career on the road from starting as a young 16 year old in ...

Wednesday 17th March

Arena St Patrick's Day Special

Arena celebrates St Patrick's Day with music from Tolu Makay, Gemma Dunleavy, Andrew Farmer and the Ulster Orchestra, WB Yeats fascination with folklore, Ishiguro on Irish literature, Siobhan MacSweeney on ...

Tuesday 16th March

Sue Rainsford

Sue Rainsford's new book 'Redder Days' is the tale of Anna and Adam, twins surviving in a world where climate disaster has set off contagion and caused humans and animals ...



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