An Irish Book Award 2018-shortlisted title is RTÉ Radio 1’s Book on One title for the next fortnight, from Monday 5 – Friday 16 November 2018: The Cow Book: A Story of Life on an Irish Farm by John Connell, published by Granta and read by its author - listen to the first week's installments below.

John Connell is home to try his hand at writing for a living, in exchange for helping out on the family farm... 

Listen to the first installment here:

Listen to Part 2 here:

Listen to Part 3 here:

Listen to Part 4 here:

And round out the first week's installments with Part 5 here:

As a bonus, watch John read a short extract from The Cow Book:

Current episodes of The Book on One can also be heard on the RTÉ Player, or via the Book On One website. Tune in nightly to RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays at 11.20pm for the latest installment.