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 27 July 2015


    This week’s Book on One is Dept of Speculation by Jenny Offill.  It has been shortlisted for the Folio Prize in the UK, the Pen/Faulkner Award and the L.A. Times Fiction Award and repeatedly named as one of the top 10 books of 2014.  This novel gives glimpses of domestic life through the voice of an unnamed main character - she a wife, mother and writer (who hasn’t written a book for a long time). The story is told in fragments of thoughts and quotes. It is read here by Cathy Belton. 

    Dept of Speculation is published by Granta. 

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