The Book On One

The Book On One

Monday to Friday, 11.20pm

18 to 22 March

The Book ON ONE is a celebration of writing from all over the world, with five short excerpts broadcast each week at 11.20pm  during RTÉ Radio 1's 'Late Date' programme 

HOW TO LISTEN BACK TO THE BOOK ON ONE

You can listen back to the latest edition or any of the previous four weeks of The Book on One by selecting and 'broadcast (...latest date)' or 'listen back further' after you click here: Listen

Book on One Monday 30 April - Friday 25 May 2018

 Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley - marking 200 years since its first publication in 1818.  The first of 20 excerpts is the introduction written by Shelley for the 1831 edition of the book. The reader is Jane Brennan

Book on One Monday 23 - Friday 27 April  2018

'The Long Gaze Back: an anthology of Irish Women Writers' edited by Sinéad Gleeson. The book is published by New Island. It is the Unesco 2018 Dublin One City One Book title. Some of the stories are edited for the required radio duration of the Book on One. 

Monday 23   'My Little Pyromaniac' (part 3 / final part) by Mary Costello read by Derbhle Crotty

Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25: 'The Cat and the Mouse' by Christine Dwyer Hickey read by Derbhle Crotty 

Thursday 26: 'Somewhere to Be by Siobhan Mannion read by Ruth McCabe

Friday 27: A Bus from Tivoli by Kate O'Brien read by Joan Sheehy

Book on One Monday 16 - Friday 20 April  2018

'The Long Gaze Back: an anthology of Irish Women Writers' edited by Sinéad Gleeson. The book is published by New Island. It is the Unesco 2018 Dublin One City One Book title. Some of the stories are edited for the required radio duration of the Book on One. 

Monday 16  -Tuesday 17 : 'The Eldest Child' by Maeve Brennan read by Ruth McCabe 

Wednesday 18: 'Through the Wall' by Emer McBride read by Ruth McCabe

Thursday 19 - Friday 20:  'My Little Pyromaniac' ( part 1+2)  by Mary Costello read by Derbhle Crotty

Book on One Monday 9 - Friday 13 April  2018

'The Long Gaze Back: an anthology of Irish Women Writers' edited by Sinéad Gleeson. The book is published by New Island. It is the Unesco 2018 Dublin One City One Book title. Some of the stories are edited for the required radio duration of the Book on One. 

Monday9: The Purple Jar by Maria Edgeworth read by Bairbre Ní Chaoimh

Tuesday 10 - Wednesday 11: Poisson d'Avril by Somerville and Ross read by Bairbre Ní Chaoimh

Thursday 12: ‘A Fuss’  by Bernie McGill read by Ruth McCabe

Friday 13: 'The Coast of Wales by Éilis Ní Dhuibhne read by Ruth McCabe

Book on One Monday 2 - Friday 6 April  2018

'The Long Gaze Back: an anthology of Irish Women Writers' edited by Sinéad Gleeson. The book is published by New Island. It is the Unesco 2018 Dublin One City One Book title. Some of the stories are edited for the required radio duration of the Book on One. 

Monday 2, Tues 3.  Wednesday 4: In the Middle of The Field by Mary Lavin read by Joan Sheehy

Thursday 5 - Friday 6: When Miss Coles Made the Tea by Norah Hoult read by Bairbre Ní Chaoimh

Book on One Monday 26 - Friday 30 March  2018

The non-fiction book of essays 'The Curious History of Irish Dogs' by David Blake Knox read by the author. The book is published by New Island.

Book on One Monday 19 - Friday 23 March 2018

The Irish language short story collection 'idir dhá thír' by Alex Hijmans read by Ann-Marie Horan  The book is published by Cois Life.

Mon 19 - Tues 20 - Wed 21 :  Cnoic agus Gleannta 

Thurs 22: Ag Cúinne M St agus Wisconsin

Friday 23: Ag Teacht Abhaile

Book on One Monday 12 Mar - Friday 16 Mar 2018

The Irish language short story collection 'idir dhá thír' by Alex Hijmans.

The story Leathbhealach idir na Gates agus an Galtymore is read by Bríd Ní Neachtain. The book is published by Cois Life

Book on One Monday 5 Mar - Friday 9 Mar 2018

The novel 'When Light is Like Water' by Molly McCloskey and read by the author ( first repeat)

Book on One Monday 26 Feb - Fri 2 Mar 2018 

2 short stories from the collection 'Once We sang Like Other Men' by John MacKenna and read by the author ( first repeat) 

Book on One Monday 19- Fri 23 Feb 2018

2nd week of the novel 'A Goat's Song' by Dermot Healy and read by Mikel Murphy  ( first repeat) 

Book on One Monday  12- Fri 16 Feb 2018

1st week of the novel 'A Goat's Song' by Dermot Healy and read by Mikel Murphy (first repeat)

Book on One Monday Monday  5 - Fri 9 Feb 2018 

The novel 'Echoland' by Joe Joyce and read by Enda Oates which was the book designated as the Dublin One City One Book for 2017 (first repeat)

Book on One  29 Jan – Fri 2 Feb 2018

The international best-selling short novel ‘A Whole Life' by Robert Seethaler and read by Gary Murphy (first repeat)

The Book on One – Tue 7 Nov to Fri 15 Dec 2017.

‘Reading Turgenev’ by William Trevor, read by Conor Farrington.

This month and next, to mark the first anniversary of the death of William Trevor, a chance to hear an archive recording of his novel ‘Reading Turgenev’, read by Conor Farrington, first broadcast in 1992.  

In 1950s Ireland, a young woman enters into a marriage of convenience with an older man, and subsequently falls in love with her invalid cousin, with whom she spends secret afternoons reading Russian novels.

Book on One features a season of the shortlist for the 2017 RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Competition in Memory of Francis Mac Manus: 

Book on One Monday 2 - Friday 6 Oct

Monday 2 October: The Flare Carves Itself Through The Dark by Colin Walsh and read by Gary Murphy

Tuesday 3 October: Stones That Might Be Diamonds by Barbara Leahy and read by Kathy Rose O’Brien

Wednesday 4 October: Flashing Lights by Felipe Deakin read by read by Kathy Rose O’Brien

Thursday 5 October: Apparition Hill by Alan Weadick and read by Ger Ryan

Friday 6 October: Cactus Blossom by Lorcan Byrne and read by Ingrid Craigie

Book on One Monday 9 - Friday 13 Oct

Monday 9 October: That August by Bríd Connolly and read by Ger Ryan

Tuesday 10 October: Because We Are Not Butterflies by Bernadette Cotter and read by Ingrid Craigie

Wednesday 11 October: Uncontactable by Paddy Doherty and read by Cathy Belton

Thursday 12 October: Tattoo by Doreen Duffy and read by Megan Riordan

Friday 13 October: At Piazza Navona by Fiona Gartland and read by Kathy Rose O’Brien

Book on One Monday 16 - Friday 20 Oct

Monday 16 October: A Bird Called Bono by Anne McDonald and read by Denis Conway

Tuesday 17 October: The Red Coat WithThe Black Astrakhan Collar by Margaret Lynch and read by Cathy Belton

Wednesday 18 October: Fragments by Shane O’Neill and read by Andrew Bennett

Thursday 19 October: Ash by Mairi McCurdy read by Ali White

Friday 20 October: Coming Down Hard by Thomas Kiernan and read by Emmet Kirwan

Book on One Monday 23 - Friday 27 Oct

Monday 23 October: Cut The Grape by Mark McGlynn and read by Peter Hanly

Tuesday 24 October: Visitors, by Helen McGoldrick and read by Fionnuala Murphy

Wednesday 25 October: Remnants, by Eamon McGuinness and read by Denis Conway

Thursday 26 October: Dream, by Paddy Murray and read by Peter Hanly

Friday 27 October: Time For You And Time For Me by Celine Naughton and read by Ali White

Book on One Monday 30 - Friday 3 November 2017

Monday 30 October: Waiting for the 8:07 East by Paul James O’Donnell and read by Andrew Bennett

Tuesday 31 October November: The Half-Light by Angela Lyons and read by Emmet Kirwan

Wednesday 1 November New Beginning, by Arthur Sheridan and read by Janet Moran

Thursday 2 November: Danny, by Joseph Sweeney and read by Gary Murphy

Friday 3 November: The Swimmer by Dolores Walshe and read by Peter Hanly

Book on One Monday  - Friday  November 2017

Monday 6 November: Red or Black by Kevin Beakey read by Janet Moran

HOW TO LISTEN BACK TO THE BOOK ON ONE

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'Even The Dogs' by Jon McGregor

‘Even The Dogs’ - the winner of last year’s International Impac Dublin Literary Award – moves through the minds of a group of homeless heroin addicts in the wake of their friend’s death.

Jon McGregor’s uncompromising novel – which pieces together one man’s story and the gradual disintegration of his world – is an intimate portrait of lives lived at the edge of society.

The reader is Gary Murphy.

‘Even The Dogs’ by Jon McGregor is published by Bloomsbury.

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Currently available for playback:

18 to 22 February: Fiona Shaw reads ‘A World of Love’ by Elizabeth Bowen.

25 February to 1 March: Megan Riordan reads ‘The Best of Everything’ by Rona Jaffe.

4 to 8 March: Patrick deWitt reads his novel ‘The Sisters Brothers’.

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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