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    Arena Thursday 5 June 2014

    Arena Thursday 5 June 2014

    on Thursday's of latest films 22 Jump Street, Fruitvale Station and Grace of Monaco, the penultimate review of novels on the IMPAC-shortlist - "A Death In The Family: My Struggle, Book 1" by Karl Ove Knausgard , a look at an exhibition by the artist Isabel Nolan at IMMA and an interview with the author of the latest biography of Leonard Cohen 
    My Struggle

    My Struggle

    by Karl Obe Knausgaard There is a general suspicion when it comes to authors that their novels are autobiography thinly disguised as fiction. Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard has taken this idea to new extremes with his six-volume, 3,500-page novel, My Struggle, which has seen him described as the Norwegian Proust but has also alienated his wife, family and friends who are extensively featured in the book. Edel Coffey joins me now.

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