Arena Wednesday 26 March 2014
coming up on Monday's show....a review of the Man Booker shortlisted "The Sellout" by Paul Beatty, Karl Hyde, Underworld frontman and one of the speakers at this year's Metropolis music industry festival, the origins of the Marvel character Dr Strange and the John O'Connor Writing School & Literary Arts Festival in Armagh
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.