Gabriel Byrne joins a host of contributors in the arts and politics in continuing to provide support for the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF), a cause near and dear to his heart.
The IHF shared the news today: a new book is underway, entitled Sons+Fathers:
Some of the world’s best known men including President Bill Clinton, actor Gabriel Byrne and all of the members of rock group U2 are part of a special new Irish Hospice Foundation book celebrating the unique relationship between sons and fathers.
International writers, actors, artists, musicians, politicians and entrepreneurs make up the star-studded cast contributing to Sons+Fathers which will be published later this year to coincide with Father’s Day.
The global book of words and images was inspired by U2 lead singer Bono who donated tender drawings he made of his father towards the end of his life. These formed the foundation of this remarkable anthology of personal contributions.
While the words and images are mainly of the fathers they are also revealing about the authors, their sons. There is a powerful introduction to the book from Irish writer Colm Tóibín…
The proceeds of the book will go towards The Irish Hospice Foundation’s Nurses for Night Care Programme, a service which provides over 1,400 nights of free nursing care at home annually to people with a non-malignant terminal illness.
The book is being published by Penguin Random House and Hospice Press and will be available from the end of May internationally.
Lots of buzz about the book is happening, including an article at HotPress.
You can pre-order the book here and have it in time for Father’s Day. What a great gift and a lovely way to support the IHF!
Book cover for Sons+Fathers