The Book On One

    Monday to Friday, 11.10pm

    The Book on One is a celebration of writing from all over the world, with five 15-minute excerpts from a single book broadcast each week.


    You can listen back to the last four weeks of The Book on One here. Click on 'listen back further' and choose the date you would like to hear : Listen You can find the date of your chosen book in the section marked '2013 Archive' above.

    We also have a selection of classic books, which are available to listen to at any time in the 'classic reads' section above.

    Book On One Wednesday 19th November 2014

    This week we’re listening to Jhumpa Lahiri’s Booker nominated novel, ‘The Lowland’.

    'The Lowland' tells the story of two brothers, Udayan and Subhash. 

    While in college in Calcutta, Udayan was drawn to the Naxalite movement, fighting to eradicate inequality and poverty.  His commitment to this cause was deepened by a trip he made to the Indian countryside where he witnessed poverty first hand.

    Subhash on the other hand, wanted to get away from Calcutta and he applied for a PhD programme in America.

    The story is read by Karen Ardiff.

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    Producer: Aoife Nic Cormaic

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