A note from Stella:

The livestream video of this conversation is no longer available at the McNally Jackson Bookstore website, as of August 30, 2019.

Updated March 4:

The live stream was a hit!

Ms. McKeon read several brief selections from her latest novel, Tender. She was then joined by Gabriel Byrne and they had a lively conversation about Ireland and displacement, the similarities and differences between writing and film-making, and more. 

Thanks to McNally Jackson Books for making this event accessible to Byrneholics around the world! heart

Tender is available in hardcover, Kindle, and Audible editions at Amazon US. It is also available at bookstores, so please remember to support your local bookstore!

Updated March 1: This event will be live streamed!


Belinda McKeon will be talking with Gabriel Byrne about her new book, Tender, and probably other matters as well, at the McNally Jackson Bookstore in New York City on Wednesday, March 2, 7:00 – 9:00pm.

There are lots of reviews out for Tender; here is one from The Guardian:

Tender charts the marshy territory of friendship, obsession and love, and offers no easy path. Catherine may lose her way with James, but her self‑deceit is never complete – she maintains a terrible awareness of what she is doing. McKeon’s immersive, unflinching yet humane portrait of Catherine makes Tender richly nuanced and utterly absorbing.

One Comment

  1. What a lovely conversation! It was interesting to listen both Mr. Byrne as an interviewer, actor and the man who cares about social, cultural life of his country and Belinda as a writer who rises in her book actual, clear and familiar issues to most of people. Indeed as an art the process of writing & acting have so much in common- they demand complete devotion, insight of the subject and courage to take further reviews. I wish both of them great success and hope that may be someday Mr.Byrne will present his new book, too . Thank you for this video, Stella!

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