P&P Live! Gabriel Byrne — WALKING WITH GHOSTS - with Roddy Doyle

Upcoming Event
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 6:00pm

This program is part of our "Dublin Voices" series, a collaboration between Politics and Prose Bookstore, the Embassy of Ireland, Solas Nua, and Global Irish Studies.

As a young boy growing up in the outskirts of Dublin, Gabriel Byrne sought refuge in a world of imagination among the fields and hills near his home, at the edge of a rapidly encroaching city. He reveled in the theatre and poetry of Dublin's streets, populated by characters as eccentric and remarkable as any in fiction, those who spin a yarn with acuity and wit. It was a friend who suggested Byrne join an amateur drama group, a decision that would change his life forever and launch him on an extraordinary forty-year career in film and theatre.

Moving between sensual recollection of childhood in a now almost vanished Ireland and reflections on stardom in Hollywood and Broadway, Byrne also courageously recounts his battle with addiction and the ambivalence of fame. Walking with Ghosts is by turns hilarious and heartbreaking as well as a lyrical homage to the people and landscapes that ultimately shape our destinies.

Byrne will be in conversation with Roddy Doyle, the author of ten acclaimed novels, including The Commitments, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha (winner of the Booker Prize),and most recently, Love. Doyle has also written several collections of stories, and several works for children and young adults including the Rover novels. He lives in Dublin.

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Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
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ISBN: 9780802157126
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Published: Grove Press - January 12th, 2021

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