Book on One is broadcast at 11.20pm weeknights during Late Date on RTÉ Radio 1. The current 2021/2022 season offers a selection of novels, essays and memoir read by their authors or guest readers. Forthcoming books include the novels a quiet tide by Marianne Lee and Nora by Nuala O'Connor, both published in Ireland by New Island.

All episodes can also be enjoyed on this website for four weeks following their broadcast:

Leonard and Hungry Paul by Rónán Hession (2019) read by Emmet Kirwan: Monday 10 - Friday 14 and Monday 17 - Friday 21 January 2022. Leonard and Hungry Paul are two friends who see the world differently and who each are trying to find the place in the world. It salutes those people who so often go unnoticed alongside the ordinary events of daily life that can equally get overlooked. The book was the 2021 One Dublin, One Book. It is published by Bluemoose Books.

The Dead by James Joyce (1914) read by Stephen Rea: Sunday 26 - Thursday 30 December and Sunday 2 - Thursday 6 January 2022. This story is set in Dublin on 6 January, the feast day of the Epiphany. It is the final story in all editions of the short story collection Dubliners by James Joyce. This Book on One title, first broadcast in 2012 was produced by Kevin Reynolds.

The Star Factory by Ciaran Carson (1997 and re-issued in 2020 with a publisher's note by Neil Belton) and read by Stephen Rea: Monday 29 November - Friday 3 December and Monday 6 - Friday 10 December 2021. Ciaran Carson was one of the leading poets and prose writers of his generation. Born in Belfast in 1948, The Star Factory has been described as a wonderfully original self-portrait as well as a hymn to his beloved native city. The book is published by Head of Zeus.

thin places by Kerri ní Dochartaigh (2021) read by the author: Monday 15 - Friday 19 and Monday 22 - 26 Friday November 2021. Kerri ni Dochartaigh was born in Derry, into a mixed religion family at the height of the Northern Troubles. Thin Places shares the hopeful story of how the natural world profoundly helped her with trauma and with her early life which was not of her own making. The book is published by Canongate.

Comrades: A Lifetime of Friendships by Rosita Boland (2021) read by the author: Monday 9 - Friday 13 November 2021 Irish Times features journalist, travel writer and poet Rosita Boland boo is a collection of essays on real, imaginary and fictional friends that have shaped her life. It has been described by Donal Ryan as 'the kind of book the world needs right now'. Published by Penguin

The Running Book by John Connell (2020) read by the author: Monday 2 - Friday 6 November 2021. Part memoir, part essay, part history it captures what it is for a human to move through landscape and time, and in the process find fulfilment. He tells us stories about his home place of Longford and other places from the west coast of Ireland to Australia and California. Along the way he also salutes his running heroes.

Snowflake by Louise Nealon (2021) read by the author: Monday 11 - Friday 15 October, Monday 18 - Friday 22 October, and Monday 25 - Friday 29 October 2021. Louise Nealon's debut novel received the Best Newcomer Award at the 2021 An Post Irish Book Awards. Debbie White lives on her family's dairy farm in Co. Kildare. Her Uncle Billy lives in a caravan in the garden. Her mother keeps a record of her dreams. When Debbie heads to university she struggles with her two contrasting worlds. Snowflake captures the wonder and difficulties of coming of age. Marian Keyes described it as 'beautiful, and truthful and touching’.

The Book on One is produced by Clíodhna Ní Anluain