Arena Monday 18 August 2014
coming up on Wednesday's show, with Kay Sheehy....a profile of the popular Victorian novelist Wilkie Collins, Belfast band Pleasure Beach in session, Macnas celebrate their 30th anniversary with a Halloween spectacular and "Mary Gordon", a new choral work with text by Marina Carr
Book: J by Howard Jacobson
Howard Jacobson is a Man Booker prize-winning British author and journalist. He is best known for writing comic novels that often revolve around the dilemmas of British Jewish characters.
His books include The Mighty Walzer (1999), winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize; Kalooki Nights (2006), longlisted for the Man Booker Prize; and The Finkler Question (2010), winner of the Man Booker Prize.
His most recent, J, is longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014.
Since winning ‘So You Think You’re Funny’, two years ago at the Edinburgh Fringe, Irish actress Aisling Bea has become a big hit on the comedy circuit.
She’s performing at the Comedy Tent at this year’s Electric Picnic at 4.30 p.m. on Sunday. Full details on all the acts at electricpicnic.ie
Earlier she spoke to Abie Philbin Bowman......