The Book On One

The Book On One

Monday to Friday, 11.20pm

11-15 Márta

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.

CURRENT SERIES 

23 to 27 January - 'Not The Same Sky' by Evelyn Conlon, read by the author.

By 1848 famine has ravaged Ireland.  A shortage of female labour in Australia offers a kind of solution to what to do with the growing numbers in the workhouses... This novel is imagined from the real lives of the girls who sailed aboard the Thomas Arbuthnot and who made new lives in Australia.

'Not The Same Sky' by Evelyn Conlon is published by Wakefield Press.

HOW TO LISTEN BACK TO THE BOOK ON ONE

You can listen back to the last four weeks of The Book on One here:  Listen 

['Listen' will open the most recent episode in the RTÉ Radio Player.  If you would like to hear an earlier episode, please click on 'Listen back further' - in the middle of the Player screen - which will open a calendar.]

16 to 20 January - 'Four Sides Full', a personal essay by Vona Groarke, read by the author.

9 to 13 January - 'An Attack of Hunger' from the story collection 'The Springs of Affection' by Maeve Brennan, read by Caitríona Ní Mhurchú.

2 to 6 January - ‘A Free Choice’ from ‘The Springs of Affection’ by Maeve Brennan, read by Cathy Belton.

Scéalta le Seán Mac Mathúna

Is é an scríbhneoir Seán Mac Mathúna a bheidh linn ar an Book on One an tseachtain seo. Léifidh an túdar é fhéin dhá scéal dúinn, ‘Págánaigh’agus ‘Na Catacómaí’.

Tá ‘Págánaigh’ foilsithe ag Cois Life sa leabhar ‘Banana’.

Stories by Seán Mac Mathúna

Writer Seán Mac Mathúna will be our featured author on The Book on One this week. He will read two of his own short stories, ‘Págánaigh’ and ‘Na Catacómaí’.

'Págánaigh' is published by Cois Life in 'Banana', a collection of short stories by Seán Mac Mathúna.

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Currently available for playback:

18 to 22 February: Fiona Shaw reads ‘A World of Love’ by Elizabeth Bowen.

25 February to 1 March: Megan Riordan reads ‘The Best of Everything’ by Rona Jaffe.

4 to 8 March: Patrick deWitt reads his novel ‘The Sisters Brothers’.

and

3 to 28 September 2012: 'Hard Times' by Charles Dickens, read by Conor Farrington.
Click on 3 September in the Programme Archive.

11 to 15 February 2013: 'Pride and Prejudice' by Jane Austen, read by Karen Ardiff.
Click on 11 February in the Programme Archive.

 

 

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