Arena Tuesday 11 August 2020

On Monday's Arena with Seán Rocks, an Arena special on the RTÉ Short Story Competition announcing the 2020 winner. Seán's guests are judges, Vincent Woods, Madeline Keane, Danielle McLoughlin along with writers Nuala O'Connor and Thomas Morris, 

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Where to begin with Christopher Nolan

Where to begin with Christopher Nolan

The renowned filmmaker Christopher Nolan has been making headlines since March. Nolan - the man behind such acclaimed, box-office conquering hits as Inception. Tenet will be the first Hollywood blockbuster to be launched in a new and unfamiliar theatrical landscape. Chris Wasser recommends where we begin with Christopher Nolan.

James McBride

James McBride

James McBride is an American writer, well known for his 1995 memoir The Colour of Water. His most recent novel is Deacon King Kong, set in a housing project in Brooklyn in 1969. It describes the melting pot of ethnicities. Sportscoat an old Church Deacon mostly dismissed as being a lush, one day shoots a known drug dealer triggering a turf war.

Dear Ireland continues

Dear Ireland continues

The Abbey theatre launched a follow-up to Dear Ireland, entitled Dear Ireland Continues. The public were asked to write letters, telling our country how their feeling at this time. The letters are read by actors, commentators and public figures. Helen Meany reviews the performance from the Abbey Theatre.

Postscript read by Ruth Negga

Postscript read by Ruth Negga

Ruth Negga reads Postscript, from The Spirit Level. That recording was made in conjunction with the Seamus Heaney Estate, to mark the release of some limited-edition letter-pressed prints of five of his best loved poems. The editions are made in Dublin by Stoney Road press, and for more information visit stoneyroadpress.com

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