Pan Macmillan, publisher, has updated its entry for Gabriel’s new book.


Publication date: November 12, 2020
Published by Picador, the literary imprint of Pan Macmillan
ISBN # 9781529027433
224 pages (oh! this is so great!)

Purchase information is available at the link above, but most of it is blank at this time. I expect pre-orders to start soon, though.


Walking with Ghosts is a courageous examination of the painful and formative experiences of how Gabriel Byrne became who he is today. With poetic sensibility he recalls the people, landscapes and culture that have influenced his life and work.

Defiantly original, this is both a candid exploration of the ambivalence of fame, and a lyrical often heartbreaking account of boyhood in an Ireland now largely disappeared.

The first “blurb” or testimonial is from Gabriel’s long-time friend, the author Colum McCann:

Make no mistake about it: this is a masterpiece. A book that will wring out our tired hearts. It is by turns poetic, moving and very funny. You will find it on the shelf alongside other great Irish memoirs including those by Frank McCourt, Nuala O’Faolain and Edna O’Brien.

Colum McCann, author of Let the Great World Spin

Did your heart miss a beat? Mine did.

Just two writers, talking

There is no official book cover yet, but I never let a detail like that stand in my way, do I? No. Enjoy this cover while you can because the real one is on its way!

Walking With Ghosts Wallpaper by Stella

Stay tuned as more book news becomes available.

November is going to be quite a month for Byrneholics Everywhere! heart


  1. Verónica

    It seems it will be an amazing book.
    I hope to be able to read it. <3

  2. Sounds very interesting. Hopefully I can get it soon. Sounds like a good summer read.

  3. This is going to be a GREAT read ! Hoping he does an audio version as well. Can’t wait.

  4. Verónica

    Oh thanks Stella, in advance <3. You did the same with "Pictures in my head". I really appreciate it. <3

  5. This sounds like a great biography. But I am not surprised about the fact that the book is well written. I think that Gabriel Byrne is such an intelligent and talented artist, and the fact that he has a great mind and is a master of words both spoken and written will lead to a book that will be great to read. It will probably bring tears in my eyes but also smiles on my lips.

    Nora from

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