The Book On One

The Book On One

Monday to Friday, 11.20pm

Monday 20th to Friday 24th 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.

'Canada' by Richard Ford, read by the author

‘First, I’ll tell about the robbery our parents committed. Then about the murders, which happened later.’

So begins Richard Ford’s most recent novel ‘Canada’ which tells the story of 15-year-old Dell Parsons, and the impact that his parents’ actions have on the course of his life.

‘Canada’ by Richard Ford is published by Bloomsbury.

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Also currently available for playback:

‘The Boat’ by Nam Le, read by Gary Murphy, 13 to 17 May

'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

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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