Arena Wednesday 26 March 2014
coming up on Tuesday's show....did Bram Stoker invent the vampire?, "The Glass Shore", a new anthology of women writers from Northern Ireland edited by Sinead Gleeson, "The Green One", a new Irish opera inspired by the ancient Middle Eastern myth of the love rivalry between two goddesses and emerging Irish artists showcase for the RDS Visual Art Awards
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.