12 – Conner Habib

Genres: Debut | Fiction | Irish Writing | Novel
Conner Habib's book cover is a dark red colour with the outline of a hawk cut out of it. The body of the hawk is filled in with a black and white illustration of a coastal scene showing a lighthouse, a house, a stormy sea and a sky filled with birds

Welcome to Day 12 of our 2022 West Cork Literary Festival Advent Calendar. Our author today is Conner Habib.


Conner Habib is the host of Against Everyone with Conner Habib, an author, a lecturer, and a sex workers’ rights advocate. He gives lectures around the world about sexuality, spirituality, pornography, science, and art. He served for two years as the elected Vice President of the Adult Performer Advocacy Committee and is a member of PEN America. His essays and poetry have appeared in dozens of print and online publications, including CR Fashion Book, The Stranger, Vice, Salon, Slate, and several anthologies. For ten years, Conner was an award-winning gay adult performer and is the only person who has ever won awards for writing, teaching and porn. Hawk Mountain is his debut novel.


Conner is reading an extract from Hawk Mountain which was published by Doubleday in July 2022. Today’s video unlocked on 12th December 2022 and may be viewed below. Closed caption subtitles are available and may be turned on or off. Press the play button or click “Watch on Youtube” to watch it in full screen.



About our WCLF Literary Advent Calendar

2022 was another wonderful year for Irish writing and so many incredible books by Irish authors and authors living in Ireland were released this year. 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 2022 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.


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