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.


    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.]

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

    18 to 22 April - 'Fallen' by Lia Mills, read by the author

    11 to 15 April - 'History of the Rain' by Niall Williams, read by Aileen Mythen

    4 to 8 April - 'Good Behaviour' by Molly Keane, read by Maureen Toal

    The Book On One, 2 to 6 May, 2016

    ‘Dept. of Speculation’ by Jenny Offill, read by Cathy Belton

    Jenny Offill’s fragmentary novel looks at marriage, motherhood, and the tension between being an artist and the demands of domestic life.  Shortlisted for this year’s International Dublin Literary Award, to be announced in June.

    ‘Dept. of Speculation’ by Jenny Offill is published by Granta Books.

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