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    coming up on Monday's show....poet-turned-author Conor O'Callaghan chats about his debut novel "Nothing On Earth" which has been described as 'strange, beautiful and quietly terrifying', Kay Sheehy's run-down of the shortlist for the International Dublin Literary Award continues with "A Brief History of Seven Killings" by Marlon James and re-visiting the classic Beach Boys album "Pet Sounds" 50 years after release 

    Arena Tuesday 3 September 2013

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    Margaret Atwood

    Margaret Atwood talking to Evelyn O'Rourke. Atwood's latest book is called MaddAddam is published by Bloomsbury. Margaret Atwood is in Dublin for the Mountains to Sea Festival dlrBook Festival.

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    Bjork at Electric Picnic

    Bjork performed at the Electric Picnic over the weekend and Sinead Mooney was there to check it out for Arena.

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    Women on Television

    Things are changing for women on TV, from Tyne Daly to Tina Fey, from Borgen to The Bridge, female characters have - we have come a long way since the desert where only Roseanne and The Golden Girls were the only oases. Edel Coffey joins me now choose her highlights in this brave new female world.

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    Noelle Brown - 'PostScript'

    Born in Ireland in the 1960s and given up for adoption 8 weeks later, Noelle Brown spent years trying to learn about her birth mother.She has now co-written a play about her struggles with state bureaucracy and a church and society that would rather forget the past.

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