Arena Wednesday 28 October 2020

On Wednesday's Arena with Seán Rocks, Mia Colleran reviews Gabriel Byrne's new memoir 'Walking With Ghosts, the announcement of the winner of the 'An Post Irish Book of the Year' and Mary McGill reviews 'Small Axe'. 

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Bram Stoker Festival

Bram Stoker Festival

Writers Seamus O Reilly and Hannah Mamalis discuss DracuHa which is part of the Bram Stoker Festival, taking place this Halloween weekend. These online stories are available to enjoy at home. Further details at bramstokerfestival.com/

Mantel Pieces

Mantel Pieces

Edel Coffey reviews Mantel Pieces which consists of twenty "pieces" by Hilary Mantel, the twice Booker Prize winning author. Her literary life began as a jobbing reviewer for the London Review of Books. These reviews and essays are the subject of the collection which covers diverse subjects and some of her own intriguing biography.

Dead Still

Dead Still

Set in Victorian Dublin, Dead Still is a new TV drama, part murder mystery, part black comedy, beginning Sunday 1st November, on RTÉ One. Author Declan Burke reviews for Arena.

Nealo

Nealo

Dubliner Neal Keating started his musical life as front man for a hardcore punk band. But over the last couple of years, he has developed a reputation as one of Ireland's leading rap artists. Nealo releases his debut album this Friday, October 30. It's called All the Leaves Are Falling, on DFL Records.

Music Played on the Show

Under The Weather

Under The Weather

Nealo

1:30

Angel On My Shoulder

Angel On My Shoulder

Nealo

3:42

Let Your Dreams Collect Dust Until You're Desperate

Let Your Dreams Collect Dust Until You're Desperate

Nealo

2:30

Limbo

Limbo

Sinead O'Brien

3:00

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