Arena Monday 25 May 2020

On Friday's show Sean is joined by Michael Russell to chat about his new novel 'The City Under Siege' , Eamon Cagney and Niwel Tsumbu discuss The Hotter Than July Festival and Kelly Anne Byrne and Simon Maher review our Friday night album picks. 

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The Last Trial

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

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)

Val Kilmer memoir

Val Kilmer memoir

He was the Hollywood golden boy who had it all. But a reputation for picking fights on set. In recent years he has been battling cancer. In his new memoir, I'm Your Huckleberry, he doesn't dwell on the negatives. Paul Whittington reviews - I'm Your Huckleberry. (Simon & Schuster)

InterAction Galway 2020 & Galway Theatre Festival

InterAction Galway 2020 & Galway Theatre Festival

Galway is the European Capital of Culture and at this time of year Galway is usually host to the Galway Theatre Festival. It has gone online, with an innovative project called InterAction. Jan Hanbury discusses more details at interactiongalway.com

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