The Book On One

The Book On One

Monday to Friday, 11.20pm

The Book On One Monday 16-20 June 2014

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.

This week

John Connell reads from his I2018 rish Book Awards Short-listed book 'The Cow Book: A Story of Life on an Irish Farm published by Granta. In exchange for an opportunity to concentrate on writing for a living, the author has come to live back home and help out with the running the of farm on which he grew up in Co Longford, 

 

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'The Things We Lose, The Things We Leave Behind and Other Short Stories' by Billy O'Callaghan

'The Things We Lose, The Things We Leave Behind and Other Short Stories' by Billy O'Callaghan

On this week's Book on One, we're listening to two stories from Billy O'Callaghan's latest collection.

From Monday- Wednesday, we'll be listening to the title story from the collection, 'The Things We Lose, The Things We Leave Behind' - a story about a father returning home after a long absence to see the son he abandoned as an infant. 
This story was the winner of the Bord Gáis Energy writing.ie Short Story of the Year Award 2013.

Then on Thursday and Friday, we'll hear 'Are the Stars Out Tonight', a story about the ending of a marriage.

Both stories are read by the author Billy O'Callaghan.

'The Things We Lose, The Things We Leave Behind' is published by New Island Books.

 

Next week on The Book on One....

Next week on The Book on One....

Next week on the Book on One, Paul Lynch will read from his latest novel, 'The Black Snow'.

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