Arena Wednesday 26 March 2014
coming up on Friday's show....punk poet/musician Jinx Lennon, Bernice L McFadden explains why she chose to combine the new sound of jazz and one of the most terrible events of the 20th century in her novel "The Book Of Harlan" and reviews of the latest albums from Leonard Cohen, Lady Gaga and Two Door Cinema Club
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.