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.

    'The Road to Brightcity' by Máirtín Ó Cadhain

    This week we’re listening to an archive recording of ‘The Road to Brightcity’, a short story by Máirtín Ó Cadhain, translated by Eoghan Ó Tuairisc.

    The reader is Siobhán McKenna.

    'The Road to Brightcity'- short stories by Máirtín Ó Cadhain was  published by An Gúm and Poolbeg Press.

    This programme was first broadcast in 1985 and was produced by Mary Corcoran.


    October 13-17- 'The Undertaking' by Audrey Magee

    October 6-10- 'The Crocodile by the Door' by Selina Guinness

    September 29-Oct 3 - 'First Love' by Ivan Turgenev

    September 22-26- 'The Big Chapel' by Thomas Kilroy, read by Breandán Ó Dúill.

    September 15-19- 'Young Skins'- stories from Colin Barrett's collection read by the author.

    September 8-12 'The Rising of Bella Casey' by Mary Morrissey.

    September 1-5 ‘The Herbalist’ by Niamh Boyce.

    August 25-29 'The Return of the Brute' by Liam O'Flaherty.

    August 18-22 'The Return of the Soldier' by Rebecca West.

    The Book On One on Twitter

    Producer: Aoife Nic Cormaic

    Schedule Open Schedule