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 Monday 25 May 2015

    Book On One

    The Book on One this week is a selection of the best short stories from the Hennessy Awards by various authors.


    All this week on The Book On One will be hearing a selection of stories from The Hennessy Book of Irish Fiction. It is a collection of the Hennessy Award winners from the past ten years. The book is published by New Island Books and is edited by Dermot Bolger and Ciaran Carty.

    The Hennessy Literary Awards were first held in 1971 to inspire new Irish writing. Winners have included Joseph O’Connor, Hugo Hamilton, Marina Carr and Mary Costello.

    This is the third collection of stories published and covers the year 2005-2015.

    Each night we’ll hear one story from the collection, sometimes read by the author.

    The authors include Pat O’Connor (‘Advice and Sandwiches’), Colm Keegan (‘Drown Town’), Monica Cornish (‘Sepia’), John O’Donnell (‘Promise’) and Elizabeth Brennan (‘Circus Music’)

    The Book on One is produced by Round Robin Media.


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