The Book On One

The Book On One

Monday to Friday, 11.20pm

June 2013

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 

BOOK ON ONE 24 - Friday 28 April 2017 is a selection of the shortlisted stories from The RTÉ Radio Short Story Competition in memory of Francis Mac Manus 2016 including the prize-winning stories The Speed of light and how It Cannot Help us by Chris Connolly read by Ingrid Craigie, An Spidéal Road by Lisa Frank read by Andrew Bennett  and Chalk and Cheese by Mark Evans read by Patrick Dawson

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The Book on One for Monday 10 - Friday 14 April 2017 is Seacht mBua an Éirí Amach / Seven Virtues of The Rising, a short story collection by Pádraic Ó Conaire. The stories deal with how The Rising intervenes in the ordinary lives of its characters….The excerpt from the book are read by its translator into English, Diarmuid de Faoite. The Irish /English bi-lingual book is published by Arlen House.

The Book on One

'Paddle: A Long Way Around Ireland' by Jasper Winn, read by the author - 3 to 7 June

One summer, writer and musician Jasper Winn set himself the challenge of kayaking the whole way around Ireland - a journey of one thousand miles. But it turned out to be the worst Irish summer in living memory.

‘Paddle: A Long Way Around Ireland’ by Jasper Winn is published by Sort Of Books: www.sortof.co.uk

'A Place Near Heaven' by Damien Enright, read by the author - 10 to 14 June

‘A Place Near Heaven’ is the story of a calendar year in West Cork, told in month-by-month observations of the natural world.

‘A Place Near Heaven’ is published by Gill & MacMillan.

'Apparition and Late Fictions' by Thomas Lynch, read by Gary Murphy - 17 to 21 June

The first book of prose fiction from poet and essayist Thomas Lynch includes the novella ‘Apparition’, about a Methodist minister who finds success as a relationship guru following his divorce from his adulterous wife.

‘Apparition & Late Fictions’ is published by Jonathan Cape.

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