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Books for Breakfast

Peter Sirr and Enda Wyley

A fortnightly look at fiction and poetry hosted by poets and writers Peter Sirr and Enda Wyley. Also features the Toaster Challenge where guest writers are given the time it takes to make toast to talk about a book that has resonated with them.

Recent Episodes

26: Mountains to Sea podcast audio edition with Laura McKenna and Conor O'CallaghanApril 01, 2021 Episode artwork 25: Apocalypse now; Una Mannion on A Crooked Tree; stories from the end of the worldMarch 18, 2021 Episode artwork 24: Shirley Hazzard; Poetry and Money; Leeanne Quinn; the last of the SovietsMarch 04, 2021 Episode artwork 23: 40 Years of Salmon Poetry; Bachelard's images; Cathy BeltonFebruary 18, 2021 Episode artwork 22: New and recent poetry; Michael O'Loughlin's Liberty Hall; in search of lost godsFebruary 04, 2021 Episode artwork 21: Fiction for 2021; Berryman's letters; African American poetryJanuary 21, 2021 Episode artwork 20: Christmas Special: Paula Meehan, Tara Bergin, Pessoa's disquiet, Dublin's 20th century buildings, new poems.December 17, 2020 Episode artwork 19: IMRAM's magical films; forging Dracula with Henrietta McKervey December 03, 2020 Episode artwork 18: Poems for Winter; Kathleen MacMahon, Helen Garner.November 19, 2020 Episode artwork 17: Fuggedaboutit: dictionaries and languages; on the wild side with Seán Lysaght and Dara McAnultyNovember 05, 2020 Episode artwork 16: Hilary Mantel: Giants and Ghosts; Books for Younger ReadersOctober 29, 2020 Episode artwork 15: Shirts for books; Kerry Hardie; The Radetzky MarchOctober 22, 2020 Episode artwork 14: Derek Mahon, Louise Glück, The Great Hunger; Neil HegartyOctober 15, 2020 Episode artwork 13: The latest Ferrante; Mary O’Donnell; the poem that wouldn’t go awayOctober 08, 2020 Episode artwork 12: The other Elizabeth Taylor; Sarah Bannan; Lee HarwoodOctober 01, 2020 Episode artwork 11: Owen Roe: An actor calls; meditating on Irish wordsSeptember 24, 2020 Episode artwork 10: Zadie Smith; Caitriona Lally: Driving on Eggshells; Michael HartnettSeptember 17, 2020 Episode artwork 9: Death and Nightingales; Joe Woods; Kathleen Jamie's Scots accent of the mindSeptember 10, 2020 Episode artwork 8: Birdcage Walk; Olivia O'Leary; A Legendary DinnerSeptember 03, 2020 Episode artwork 7: What You Don't Want to Know; Adam Wyeth; Coming Close to Charles SimicAugust 27, 2020 Episode artwork 6: Country Pursuits, Marianne Lee's A Quiet Tide, Poetry from SwedenAugust 20, 2020 Episode artwork 5: The Art of Seeing, Short Stories, Poetry and PlaceAugust 13, 2020 Episode artwork 4: Cities, languages, elegies; Philip DavisonAugust 06, 2020 Episode artwork 3: Stalled festivals, Alice Lyons and missing O's, kings and doorsJuly 30, 2020 Episode artwork 2: Short poems and SpiesJuly 23, 2020 Episode artwork