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.
20 to 24 June - ‘The Thirty-Nine Steps’ by John Buchan, read by Eamonn Hunt
An adventure novel first published in 1915, later adapted for film by Alfred Hitchcock.
27 June to 1 July - ‘Return of the Brute’ by Liam O’Flaherty, read by David Heap
This WWI novel, first published in 1929, tells the story of Private William Gunn and his fellow soldiers, as they endure worsening conditions on the Western Front.
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.]
13 to 17 June - ‘Miss Emily’ by Nuala O’Connor, read by the author
30 May to 10 June - 'Great Expectations' by Charles Dickens, read by Marcus Lamb (two weeks)
23 to 27 May - 'Jane Eyre' by Charlotte Brontë, read by Jane Brennan (second week of two)
'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.
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
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.