Arena Wednesday 31 July 2013

coming up on Friday's show...a tribute to Dermot Healy at Cúirt International Festival of Literature, an artist looking for a rural retreat finds more than she bargained for in "The Dead House", the first novel by Billy O'Callaghan and the latest albums from Gorillaz, The Cranberries and Thurston Moore

coming up on Bank Holiday Monday....Colm Meaney and Timothy Spall chat about taking on the roles of Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness in "The Journey", how British-German artist Tino Seghal inspires novelist Rob Doyle, review of "Things We Lost In The Fire", short stories by Mariana Enriquez and American folk singer Rhiannon Giddens in session

 

Arena

Arena

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Non-Fiction Reads

Non-Fiction Reads

Simon Maher with his recommendations for non-fiction reading including Difficult Men by Brett Martin (Penguin), Drinking with Men by Rosie Schaap (Penguin), Life by Keith Richards (Weidenfeld and Nicholson), Everest Calling, the Irish Journey by Lorna Siggins (Collins Press), Paid For – My Journey through Prostitution by Rachel Moran (Gill and Macmillan), My Lunches with Orson by Peter Biskind (Metropolitan Books) and Seven Deadly Sins – My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong by David Walsh (Simon and Schuster).

Author Lottie Moggach

Author Lottie Moggach

Author Lottie Moggach reads from her book 'Kiss Me First' which is Published by Picador.

Live Music - Fight Like Apes

Live Music - Fight Like Apes

Fight Like Apes perform 'Crouching Bees' and 'Carousel' live in studio with interview by Seán Rocks. The band play Billy Byrnes Bar in Kilkenny as part of this year's Kilkenny Arts Festival - www.kilkennyarts.ie.

Poetry - Raven

Poetry - Raven

Performance Poet Raven joins Seán Rocks. Raven will perform at this weekend's Indiependence Festival in Cork - www.indiependence.ie.

Granta Travel

Granta Travel

Granta's (www.granta.com) quarterly new periodical focuses on travel and includes pieces from Dave Eggers and Haruki Murakami - Manchán Magan joins Seán Rocks.

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