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.
The Book on One – Tue 7 Nov to Fri 15 Dec 2017.
‘Reading Turgenev’ by William Trevor, read by Conor Farrington.
This month and next, to mark the first anniversary of the death of William Trevor, a chance to hear an archive recording of his novel ‘Reading Turgenev’, read by Conor Farrington, first broadcast in 1992.
In 1950s Ireland, a young woman enters into a marriage of convenience with an older man, and subsequently falls in love with her invalid cousin, with whom she spends secret afternoons reading Russian novels.
A season of the shortlist for the 2017 RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Competition in Memory of Francis Mac Manus:
Book on One Monday 2 - Friday 6 Oct
Monday 2 October: The Flare Carves Itself Through The Dark by Colin Walsh and read by Gary Murphy
Tuesday 3 October: Stones That Might Be Diamonds by Barbara Leahy and read by Kathy Rose O’Brien
Wednesday 4 October: Flashing Lights by Felipe Deakin read by read by Kathy Rose O’Brien
Thursday 5 October: Apparition Hill by Alan Weadick and read by Ger Ryan
Friday 6 October: Cactus Blossom by Lorcan Byrne and read by Ingrid Craigie
Book on One Monday 9 - Friday 13 Oct
Monday 9 October: That August by Bríd Connolly and read by Ger Ryan
Tuesday 10 October: Because We Are Not Butterflies by Bernadette Cotter and read by Ingrid Craigie
Wednesday 11 October: Uncontactable by Paddy Doherty and read by Cathy Belton
Thursday 12 October: Tattoo by Doreen Duffy and read by Megan Riordan
Friday 13 October: At Piazza Navona by Fiona Gartland and read by Kathy Rose O’Brien
Book on One Monday 16 - Friday 20 Oct
Monday 16 October: A Bird Called Bono by Anne McDonald and read by Denis Conway
Tuesday 17 October: The Red Coat WithThe Black Astrakhan Collar by Margaret Lynch and read by Cathy Belton
Wednesday 18 October: Fragments by Shane O’Neill and read by Andrew Bennett
Thursday 19 October: Ash by Mairi McCurdy read by Ali White
Friday 20 October: Coming Down Hard by Thomas Kiernan and read by Emmet Kirwan
Book on One Monday 23 - Friday 27 Oct
Monday 23 October: Cut The Grape by Mark McGlynn and read by Peter Hanly
Tuesday 24 October: Visitors, by Helen McGoldrick and read by Fionnuala Murphy
Wednesday 25 October: Remnants, by Eamon McGuinness and read by Denis Conway
Thursday 26 October: Dream, by Paddy Murray and read by Peter Hanly
Friday 27 October: Time For You And Time For Me by Celine Naughton and read by Ali White
Book on One Monday 30 - Friday 3 November 2017
Monday 30 October: Waiting for the 8:07 East by Paul James O’Donnell and read by Andrew Bennett
Tuesday 31 October November: The Half-Light by Angela Lyons and read by Emmet Kirwan
Wednesday 1 November New Beginning, by Arthur Sheridan and read by Janet Moran
Thursday 2 November: Danny, by Joseph Sweeney and read by Gary Murphy
Friday 3 November: The Swimmer by Dolores Walshe and read by Peter Hanly
Book on One Monday - Friday November 2017
Monday 6 November: Red or Black by Kevin Beakey read by Janet Moran
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