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

26 to 30 September – Frank O’Connor short stories, read by Gary Murphy.

Two of O’Connor’s best known stories, recorded to mark the 50th anniversary of the author’s death. 

Monday to Wednesday: ‘Guests of the Nation’.

Thursday and Friday: 'First Confession’.

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.]

19 to 23 September – ‘Tanglewood’ by Dermot Bolger, read by Enda Oates.

12 to 16 September – ‘The Real Charlotte’ by Somerville and Ross, read by Jennifer O’Dea.

5 to 9 September - ‘Solar Bones’ by Mike McCormack, read by the author.

'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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