Monday 14th May

"Connect" by Julian Gough

Julian Gough chats about his latest novel "Connect", a techno-thriller that philosophises about our place in a hyper-connected world where virtual reality and self-driving cars are all commonplace (published by ...

Friday 11th May

"Writers and Their Mothers", edited by Dale Salwak

Dale Salwak, editor of "Writers and Their Mothers", a collection of essays from world-renowned writers contemplating their relationship with their mothers (published by Palgrave MacMillan)

Thursday 10th May

International Dublin Literary Award shortlist - "Ladivine" by Marie Ndiaye

Edel Coffey with the third of her reviews of the novels on the shortlist for the International Dublin Literary Award - "Ladivine" by Marie Ndiaye Full details:

Tuesday 8th May

Review: "Painter To The King" by Amy Sacvkille

Mick O'Dea reviews "Painter To The King" by Amy Sackville, a work of fiction featuring Velázquez, the principal artist in the court of King Philip IV of Spain during the ...

Monday 7th May

50 years of the Man Booker International Prize

A special bank holiday programme marking 50 years of the Man Booker International Prize, featuring a variety of the prize-winning authors who have been guests on Arena over the years

Monday 30th April

"Asymmetry" by Lisa Halliday

Lisa Halliday chats about "Asymmetry", her debut novel about a New York editor who has an affair with a world-famous, much older writer (published by Granta)

Thursday 26th April

Review: "Macbeth" by Jo Nesbo

Declan Burke reviews "Macbeth" by Jo Nesbo, the Scandi noir crime writers’ adaptation of one of the classics by Shakespeare (published by Hogarth Shakespeare)

Wednesday 25th April

"Heartland" by Patrick McCabe

Pat McCabe chats about his latest novel "Heartland", set in the world of country music fans in the Irish midlands (published by New Island Books)

Monday 23rd April

"The Woman In White" by Wilkie Collins

Darryl Jones looks at why the 1859 mystery novel "The Woman In White" by Wilkie Collins makes such a good subject for the latest television adaptation by the BBC

Review: "Circe" by Madeline Miller

Anna Carey reviews "Circe" by Madeline Miller, a feminist re-imagining of Circe, a god with magical powers who we first encounter in Homer's epic poem The Odyssey (published by Bloomsbury)



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