The Book on One, 2016 Archive
The Book ON ONE presents a mix of celebrated classic stories, international and Irish language writing, as well as the best of new fiction and memoir specially slected for their current and timeless appeal.
It broadcasts nightly from Monday to Friday at 11.20pm during RTÉ Radio 1's 'Late Date' and is read for your pleasure by the books' authors or by one of a wonderful cast of professional readers.
In the mix are celebrated classic stories, international and Irish language writing, as well as the best of new fiction and memoir with a current and timeless appeal.
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4 to 8 January - 'The Land of Decoration' by Grace McCleen, read by Aileen Mythen.
11 to 15 January - 'The Return of the Soldier' by Rebecca West, read by Karen Ardiff.
18 to 22 January - 'All Quiet on the Western Front' by Erich Maria Remarque, read by Aonghus Óg McAnally.
25 to 29 January - ‘H is for Hawk’ by Helen Macdonald, read by Karen Ardiff.
1 to 5 February - ‘The Sound of Things Falling’ by Juan Gabriel Vásquez, read by Mark D’Aughton.
8 to 12 February - ‘Langrishe, Go Down’ by Aidan Higgins, read by Gary Murphy.
15 to 19 February - ‘Dinosaurs On Other Planets’ by Danielle McLaughlin, read by Andrew Bennett.
22 to 26 February - ‘Borstal Boy’ by Brendan Behan, read by Keith Hanna.
29 February to 4 March - ‘Academy Street’ by Mary Costello, read by Ali White.
7 to 11 March - ‘Emma’ by Jane Austen, read by Jennifer O’Dea.
14 to 18 March - ‘An Béal Bocht’ by Myles na gCopaleen, read by Tomás Ó Canainn.
21 to 25 March - ‘The Stinging Fly: In The Wake Of The Rising’ (guest edited by Sean O’Reilly)
- Paul Lynch, Martina Evans, Kevin Barry, Joan Win Brennan & Iggy McGovern.
28 March to 1 April - ‘Memoir’ by John McGahern, read by the author.
4 to 8 April - ‘Good Behaviour’ by Molly Keane, read by Maureen Toal.
11 to 15 April - ‘History of the Rain’ by Niall Williams, read by Aileen Mythen.
18 to 22 April - ‘Fallen’ by Lia Mills, read by the author.
25 to 29 April - ‘The Lives of Women’ by Christine Dwyer Hickey, read by Anne Byrne.
2 to 6 May - ‘Dept. of Speculation’ by Jenny Offill, read by Cathy Belton.
9 to 13 May - ‘The Mark and the Void’ by Paul Murray, read by Dermot Magennis.
16 to 27 May - ‘Jane Eyre’ by Charlotte Brontë, read by Jane Brennan (two weeks).
30 May to 10 June - ‘Great Expectations’ by Charles Dickens, read by Marcus Lamb (two weeks).
13 to 17 June - ‘Miss Emily’ by Nuala O’Connor, read by the author.
20 to 24 June - ‘The Thirty-Nine Steps’ by John Buchan, read by Eamonn Hunt.
27 June to 1 July - ‘Return of the Brute’ by Liam O’Flaherty, read by David Heap.
4 to 15 July - ‘The Green Road’ by Anne Enright, read by Eva Birthistle (two weeks).
18 to 22 July - ‘After Me Comes The Flood’ by Sarah Perry, read by Peter Hanly.
25 to 29 July
- ‘A Free Choice’ - a short story from ‘The Springs of Affection’ by Maeve Brennan, read by Cathy Belton.
1 to 5 August
- ‘An Attack of Hunger’ - a short story from ‘The Springs of Affection’ by Maeve Brennan, read by Caitríona Ní Mhurchú.
22 August to 2 September - 'Nora Webster' by Colm Tóibín, read by Fiona Shaw (two weeks).
5 to 9 September - ‘Solar Bones’ by Mike McCormack, read by the author.
12 to 16 September - ‘The Real Charlotte’ by Somerville and Ross, read by Jennifer O’Dea.
19 to 23 September – ‘Tanglewood’ by Dermot Bolger, read by Enda Oates.
26 to 30 September – Frank O’Connor short stories, ‘Guests of the Nation’ and 'First Confession’, read by Gary Murphy.
7 to 11 November – ‘The Stinging Fly: In The Wake Of The Rising’.
14 to 25 November – ‘Jane Eyre’ by Charlotte Brontë, read by Jane Brennan.
28 November to 2 December – ‘Tender’ by Belinda McKeon, read by the author.
5 to 9 December – ‘The Overcoat’ by Nikolai Gogol, read by Declan Brennan.
12 to 16 December – ‘Miss Emily’ by Nuala O’Connor, read by the author.
19 to 23 December – ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens, read by Fionnula Flanagan.