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.

CURRENT SERIES 

16 to 20 January - 'Four Sides Full' by Vona Groarke, read by the author.

This new personal essay, through considering different artworks and their frames, meditates on aspects of the author's own life, and ideas around the body, family, the past, love, beauty and solitude.

'Four Sides Full' by Vona Groarke is published by The Gallery Press.

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.]

9 to 13 January - 'An Attack of Hunger' from the story collection 'The Springs of Affection' by Maeve Brennan, read by Caitríona Ní Mhurchú.

2 to 6 January - ‘A Free Choice’ from ‘The Springs of Affection’ by Maeve Brennan, read by Cathy Belton.

19 to 23 December – ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens, read by Fionnula Flanagan.

'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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