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.
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The Book on One is off air from Monday 3 October to Friday 4 November, when all of the stories short-listed in this year's RTÉ Radio 1 competition in memory of Francis MacManus are broadcast.
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.