Had he been born a century earlier, Gabriel Byrne might have been an actor, or perhaps a teacher, or even a politician. It seems likely, however, that in those days, Mr. Byrne would have been a writer. He has the intellectual ability and the temperament, plus the observational skills and, as you will see, a way with words.
In 1988, Mr. Byrne wrote a column for Magill Magazine, a British journal, entitled “Fade In, Fade Out.” Some of these essays later appeared in his book Pictures In My Head. In 1997, he wrote four essays for the magazine, including the searing examination of a former teacher, entitled “The Man in Black,” which was published in Magill in December 1997.
These essays are now available for your reading pleasure in the Press section of the Gallery. They are made available by Linda and Scarlett, who have published them on their website, Gabriel Byrne and In Treatment.
We thank them for their painstaking work and research in discovering these gems and providing them to us!
These are scans of the actual archived print pages and some of them are not very high quality. But they are what we have! So download them to your desktop and then open them up in an image viewer so you can resize them for a better reading experience.
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Here is Gabriel talking about writing: