On Friday's Arena with Seán Rocks, Kate Brennan Harding & Brian Boyd review new music from Paul Weller, Nadine Shah & Khruangbin ,The Stinging Fly, celebrates its 60th edition, amongst the writers are novelist Louise Nealon & short story writer Wendy Erskine And Galway Film Fleadh, Breaking Ice director Jason Branagan talks about his documentary which tells the story of the first Irish bobsleigh team to go to the Olympics.
The Last Trial
The author who 'pioneered the modern legal thriller, Scott Turow published his debut novel, Presumed Innocent, in 1987. Sandy Stern, the hero of that novel, returns in Scott's latest novel, The Last Trial. (Mantle)
Under the Hawthorn Tree
30 years ago, Marita Conlon McKenna's groundbreaking children's novel, Under the Hawthorn Tree, was published. The novel, set in famine-era Ireland, focuses on three children who journey across Ireland to find their two great-aunts, having lost both of their parents. The book became an enormous bestseller. (O'Brien Press)