19 – Conor O’Callaghan

Genres: Fiction | Irish Writing | Novel

Welcome to Day 19 of our West Cork Literary Festival Advent Calendar. Our author today is Conor O’Callaghan.

 

Conor O’Callaghan is originally from Dundalk, and now divides his time between Dublin and the North of England. His critically acclaimed first novel Nothing on Earth was published by Doubleday Ireland in 2016 and his second novel We Are Not In The World was published by Doubleday Ireland in 2021.

 

Conor is reading an extract from We Are Not In The World which was published by Doubleday Ireland in February 2021. Today’s video unlocked on 19th December 2021 and may be viewed below. Closed caption subtitles are available and may be turned on or off. Click on “youtube” or “full screen” icon in the video to watch it in full screen or visit youtube here.

 

 

About our WCLF Literary Advent Calendar

2021 was another wonderful year for Irish writing and so many incredible books by Irish authors and authors living in Ireland were released this year. Even though festivals returned in-person and online not every author had the opportunity to launch their books with a public celebration or to engage with audiences in the “usual” way. We’re delighted to bring you a small selection of these authors and we’ve invited twenty-four writers to submit a short video reading from their new books. Our selection is an attempt to show the wide range of Irish writing and in particular to focus on writers whose books we feel deserve more attention and those who were not previously featured in WCLF 2021 events. We hope that you will enjoy the chance to hear these writers reading their own work and to discover some new books for your reading piles.

©Niall Hartnett
Arts Council 70
Fáilte Ireland
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CCC Library & Arts Service
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
Creative Europe Programme
RTÉ Supporting The Arts
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