21 – Adrian Duncan

Genres: Architecture | Irish Writing | Non-Fiction
The cover of Adrian Duncan's book has an aerial view of a typical rural bungalow on the bottom half of the cover. The top half of the cover is orange and depicts an architect's roomplan of the interior of a bungalow with the author's name and the full title of the book 'Little Republics: The Story of Bungalow Bliss'.

Welcome to Day 21 of our 2022 West Cork Literary Festival Advent Calendar. Our author today is Adrian Duncan.


Adrian Duncan is an Irish artist and writer living in Berlin. His latest novel The Geometer Lobachevsky was published in April 2022 by The Lilliput Press and Tuskar Rock Press (UK). His first book of non-fiction Little Republics: The Story of Bungalow Bliss was published in 2022.


Adrian is reading an extract from Little Republics: The Story of Bungalow Bliss which was published by The Lilliput Press in October 2022. Today’s video unlocked on 21st 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.

Arts Council - funding literature
Fáilte Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way
CCC Library & Arts Service
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
Creative Places West Cork Islands
RTÉ Supporting The Arts
Maritime Hotel