The Book On One

The Book On One

Monday to Friday, 11.20pm

Monday 13 to Friday 17 May

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 

BOOK ON ONE 24 - Friday 28 April 2017 is a selection of the shortlisted stories from The RTÉ Radio Short Story Competition in memory of Francis Mac Manus 2016 including the prize-winning stories The Speed of light and how It Cannot Help us by Chris Connolly read by Ingrid Craigie, An Spidéal Road by Lisa Frank read by Andrew Bennett  and Chalk and Cheese by Mark Evans read by Patrick Dawson

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.

'The Boat' by Nam Le

The book is the short story collection ‘The Boat’ by Nam Le.

Over the course of the week, Gary Murphy reads the opening story - ‘Love and Honor and Pity and Pride and Compassion and Sacrifice’ – in which a Vietnamese-born Australian writer studying in America receives a visit from his father.

'The Boat' by Nam Le is published by Canongate.

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Also currently available for playback:

'Dark Lies The Island' by Kevin Barry, read by the author, 6 to 10 May

'The China Factory' by Mary Costello, read by Caitríona Ní Mhurchú, 29 April to 3 May

Some episodes of ‘Strumpet City’ by James Plunkett, read by Barry McGovern, broadcast 1 to 26 April

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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