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 

20 - 24 March 2017: The short novel 'A Whole Life' by Robert Seethaler translated into English by Charlotte Collins and read by Gary Murphy 

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.]

The Book on One for Monday 10 - Friday 14 April 2017 is Seacht mBua an Éirí Amach / Seven Virtues of The Rising, a short story collection by Pádraic Ó Conaire. The stories deal with how The Rising intervenes in the ordinary lives of its characters….The excerpt from the book are read by its translator into English, Diarmuid de Faoite. The Irish /English bi-lingual book is published by Arlen House.

'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.

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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.

 

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