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.

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.]

This week's Book on One is The Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol and read by Declan Brennan. This recording was made in 2015 and first broadcast last year. 

'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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