The Book On One

The Book On One

Monday to Friday, 11.20pm

18 to 22 March

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 

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

This new personal essay, through considering different artworks and their frames, meditates on aspects of the author's own life, and ideas around the body, family, the past, love, beauty and solitude.

'Four Sides Full' by Vona Groarke is published by The Gallery 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.]

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.

19 to 23 December – ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens, read by Fionnula Flanagan.

'Even The Dogs' by Jon McGregor

‘Even The Dogs’ - the winner of last year’s International Impac Dublin Literary Award – moves through the minds of a group of homeless heroin addicts in the wake of their friend’s death.

Jon McGregor’s uncompromising novel – which pieces together one man’s story and the gradual disintegration of his world – is an intimate portrait of lives lived at the edge of society.

The reader is Gary Murphy.

‘Even The Dogs’ by Jon McGregor is published by Bloomsbury.

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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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