The Book On One

    Monday to Friday, 11.10pm

    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.

    HOW TO LISTEN 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.]

    16 to 20 May - 'Jane Eyre' by Charlotte Brontë, read by Jane Brennan (week one of two)

    9 to 13 May - 'The Mark and the Void' by Paul Murray, read by Dermot Magennis

    2 to 6 May - 'Dept. of Speculation' by Jenny Offill, read by Cathy Belton

    25 to 29 April - 'The Lives of Women' by Christine Dwyer Hickey, read by Anne Byrne

    Monday 13 to Friday 17 May

    '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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