Arena Wednesday 12 May 2021

On Friday's Arena with Sean Rocks: Local Boy aka Jake Hurley is live in studio to talk to Sean about the release of his second EP, "Local Boy Helps Himself". Lauren Murphy and Brian Boyd are in for this week's album reviews which include Dani Larkin "Notes for A Maiden Warrior", Mykki Blanco "Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep" and Kings Of Convenience "Peace Or Love". Author, visual artist and illustrator Joanna Walsh talks to Sean about her Her latest book "Seed"

Arena

Arena

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Hanif Abdurraqib

Hanif Abdurraqib

Hanif Abdurraqib is a prize-winning poet, and acclaimed cultural critic. His latest book is A Little Devil in America - In Praise of Black Performance. Hanif will be in conversation with writer, poet and vocalist Jess Kavanagh on May 25th. ilfdublin.com

André Aciman

André Aciman

Homo Irrealis is a new collection of essays from the acclaimed author André Aciman. He explores 'the mood of our fantasy life' in the context of the books, films and poetry. André will be at the International Literature Festival in Dublin on May 23. ilfdublin.com

Jhumpa Lahiri

Jhumpa Lahiri

Jhumpa Lahiri is the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Interpreter of Maladies. Whereabouts is her new novel on the interior life of a solitary woman going about her everyday routines and moving around the city where she lives. Jhumpa will be in conversation with the writer Carlo Gébler on 28th May. ilfdublin.com

Music Played on the Show

Gimme Shelter

Gimme Shelter

The Rolling Stones

4:44

Formation (Clean)

Formation (Clean)

Beyoncé

1:24

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