Updated Thursday, February 24

As promised, here is the interview!

From the Books for Breakfast podcast:

This morning actor and writer Gabriel Byrne talks to Books for Breakfast about his newly published memoir Walking with Ghosts. In a lively and wide ranging conversation with hosts Enda Wyley and Peter Sirr Gabriel talks about his love of reading, his favourite writers, and the importance of memory for both acting and writing,

Intro/outro music: Colm Mac Con Iomaire, ‘Thou Shalt Not Carry’ from The Hare’s Corner, 2008, with thanks to Colm for permission to use it.

Books for Breakfast is a fortnightly look at fiction and poetry hosted by poets and writers Peter Sirr and Enda Wyley.

February 23

One of the lovely things that has occurred as a result of Gabriel Byrne’s book, Walking With Ghosts, is that I, a reader, have been introduced to the wide world of book podcasts and audio interviews. Gabriel has talked to so many wonderful interviewers over this past year or so and it’s been so much fun for me, and probably you, too, listening to him elaborate on his book and his experiences, and learning more about his writing process and his thoughts on theater and screen acting.

And look! Here’s another one!

Thursday, February 24 will see Gabriel talking with Peter Sirr and Enda Wyley, hosts of Books for Breakfast. Peter Sirr explains: “Gabriel Byrne discusses Walking With Ghosts and talks about his love of reading, his favourite writers, and the importance of memory for both acting and writing…”

And according to host Peter Sirr, the podcast will be out at 7:00 AM Irish Time.

I will add a link to the podcast here in this posting once it is available. My pile of podcasts to transcribe is pretty big, so I’ll get to this one when I can!

How to Listen

Books for Breakfast is available through several different podcasting services. Visit their website for more details and quick links that will take you to the service of your choice. And take a look at their list of previous podcasts, too. There are some amazing authors in that list . . .


As often happens, this news was first discovered on Twitter.

And of course I had to respond! wink

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