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 

24-28 July 2017 Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen read by Kathy Rose O’Brien

31 Jul-4 Aug 2017 A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale read by Mark D’Aughton

7-11 Aug 2017 Reader For Hire by Raymond Jean read by Karen Ardiff

14-18 August 2017 Proxopera by Benedict Kiely read by Gerard McSorley

21-25 Aug 2017 The Small Widow by Janet McNeill read by Eleanor Methven

28 Aug-1Sept 2017 Jernigan by David Gates read by Roger Gregg

4-8 Sept 2017 Four Sides Full: A personal essay by Vona Groarke read by the author

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 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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