Arena Wednesday 26 March 2014
coming up on Wednesday's show....politics and playwriting with Colin Murphy, artist Annette Bellaoui on the power of music in politics, in the latest in his occasional series on the history of record labels Jim Carroll looks at Good Vibrations and King Lear re-imagined for the 21st century
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.