Burning Books—Ruth McKee talks to Ethel Rohan

Author Ethel Rohan on the latest episode of Burning Books

The next episode of Burning Books features author Ethel Rohan in conversation with Ruth McKee


If your house was on fire, which books would you save from the flames?  

Burning Books is the podcast where writers and well-known cultural figures talk about the books which shaped them.

In this latest episode, author Ethel Rohan joins editor of Books Ireland Ruth McKee to talk about books which have had an important place in her life.

Ethel Rohan is the award winning author of The Weight of Him (St. Martin’s Press and Atlantic Books, 2017) and of the new short story collection, In the Event of Contact (Dzanc Books 2021), described as “a taut and melancholy meditation on human (dis)connection in overlooked places and among underseen people.” You can read a short story from the collection here.

From Emily Brontë to John Irving and Elizabeth Strout listen to why Ethel Rohan would pull some volumes from the flames—and which classic Irish text she would leave in there to burn!

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