The Book On One

The Book On One

Monday to Friday, 11.20pm

1st to 26th April

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.

'Strumpet City' by James Plunkett

To tie in with the ‘Dublin: One City, One Book’ initiative, for four weeks in April James Plunkett’s epic novel is The Book on One.

‘Strumpet City’ – which tells the story of the mass lockout of trade unionists by employers in Dublin in 1913 – features a wonderfully memorable cast of characters, not least of which is the city itself.

The reader is Barry McGovern.

A new edition of ‘Strumpet City’, which was first published in 1969, has just been issued by Gill & Macmillan.

*

Also currently available for playback:

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.

 

Twitter

Facebook

Contact the Show

Schedule

Ways to Listen

Radio
Mobile
Internet
Radio Player
Podcasts
TV