Arena Wednesday 26 March 2014
coming up on Friday's show...live from the Hay Festival in Kells with guests including award-winning authors Hanif Kureishi and Lisa McInerney, poet Peter Fallon and live music from Mary Black and musical siblings Saramai and Oisín Leech
Joao Almino is a Brazilian author whose novel,The Book Of Emotions, has been longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. One of a collection of novels called The Brazilia Quintet, The Book of Emotions'focuses on the story of a man called Cadu who is also the narrator. The Book Of Emotions by Joao Almino is published by Dalkey Archive.
This weekend is Mother's Day, and to mark the annual holiday, our reporter Abie Philbin Bowman has been looking into the unlikely resurgence of the Irish Mammy in comedy... and she divides the critics, but there is no getting away from one Agnes Brown.