The Book On One

The Book On One

Monday to Friday, 11.20pm

thebookonone@rte.ie

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

'The Springs of Affection’ by Maeve Brennan

Two short stories, featuring the same protagonist, from the collection recently re-issued by The Stinging Fly Press.

25 to 29 July – ‘A Free Choice, read by Cathy Belton

A young woman, Rose, attends her first dance.

1 to 5 August – ‘An Attack of Hunger’, read by Caitríona Ní Mhurchú

Rose, a lonely married woman, is bereft when her son leaves home to become a priest.

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.]

18 to 22 July – ‘After Me Comes The Flood’ by Sarah Perry, read by Peter Hanly

4 to 15 July – ‘The Green Road’ by Anne Enright, read by Eva Birthistle (two weeks)

27 June to 1 July - ‘Return of the Brute’ by Liam O’Flaherty, read by David Heap

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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