22 – John Connell

Genres: Irish Writing | Memoir | Non-Fiction
John Connell - Running Book jacket

Welcome to Day 22 of our West Cork Literary Festival Advent Calendar. Our author today is John Connell.

John Connell’s work has been published in Granta’s ‘New Irish Writing’ issue. His memoir The Cow Book was a number one bestseller in Ireland and was Ireland AM Popular Non-Fiction Book of the Year at the 2018 An Post Irish Book Awards. He is a multi-award-winning investigative journalist and editor, film producer and playwright. He lives on his family farm, Birchview, in County Longford. John’s second book The Running Book: A Journey through Memory, Landscape and History  was published by Picador in October 2020.

Today’s video will unlock just after midnight on 22nd December 2020.

About Our Literary Advent Calendar 2020

So many incredible books by Irish authors and authors living in Ireland were released this year, without the usual fanfare of festivals and launches. We’re delighted to celebrate a small selection of these authors here and we’ve invited twenty-four writers to submit a short video reading from their new books.

Visit our Advent Calendar here and join us each day from 1st to 24th December to unlock a new reading.

Each day’s video will also go live on YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook.

John Connell ©Eamonn Doyle
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