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Ann Scanlon presents A Love Letter to… Nelson Algren

Ann Scanlon presents A Love Letter to… Nelson Algren

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This show was 20th in the global alternative rock chart, 21st in the global interview chart, 26th in the global indie rock chart, 33rd in the global alternative chart and 86th in the global indie chart.

Never play cards with any man named Doc
Never eat at any place called Mom's
And never, ever, sleep with anyone whose troubles are worse than your own

Ann Scanlon presents A Love Letter to… her favourite writer Nelson Algren. Best known for The Man With The Golden Arm, A Walk On The Wild Side and his short story collection The Neon Wilderness, Algren was a Chicago street poet who mixed freely with hustlers, addicts, pimps and whores and who could write about hell in such a way that he actually touched heaven.

Ann is joined live in the studio by novelist and fellow Nelson Algren disciple Cathi Unsworth, whose novels include The Not Knowing, Bad Penny Blues and That Old Black Magic.

PLAYING TRACKS BY: The Flaming Stars, Barry Adamson, Jimmy Smith, Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith, Camille O'Sullivan, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Oscar Brown Jr and Richmond Fontaine