Home burning books Patrick Freyne on comics, clutter and scary book covers—Burning Books, episode two

Patrick Freyne on comics, clutter and scary book covers—Burning Books, episode two

Episode Two of Burning Books Ireland is out now!

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

The Books Ireland podcast features authors and well-known cultural figures discussing the titles that have formed the backdrop to their lives—their childhood memories perhaps, or books they fell in love with. Maybe there are authors they return to over and over, or novels which formed their world view—stories that shaped them or books which offered a refuge or a life raft. Editor Ruth McKee asks each guest which books they’d save, which they’d leave behind, and what other non-book treasure they would rescue from the flames.

In Episode Two, Patrick Freyne talks to Books Ireland editor Ruth McKee about comics, clutter, music and much more as he reveals what books he would save from the flames (and which he’d happily leave to burn). 

Patrick Freyne is a short story writer, essayist, and feature writer with The Irish Times. His latest book Ok, Let’s Do Your Stupid Idea is published by Penguin. 


Episode Two of Burning Books Ireland is out now, on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you find your podcasts. Burning Books Ireland is generously supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.

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