The News from Dublin: A Reading by Colm Tóibín
Colm Tóibín, Novelist, Playwright, Poet
Fri, 9/9 · 4:30 pm—5:30 pm EDT · James Stewart Film Theater
Fund for Irish Studies
In a special event opening the 2022-23 Fund for Irish Studies Series, the acclaimed novelist, playwright and poet Colm Tóibín will read, for the first time, his new short story, “The News from Dublin,” and several of his recent poems. Colm Tóibín is one of the most widely acclaimed and admired of contemporary novelists. Born in Enniscorthy, Ireland, in 1955, he has won the LA Times Novel of the Year for The Master, the Costa Novel of the Year for Brooklyn and the Hawthornden Prize for Nora Webster. His short story collections include Mothers and Sons, winner of the Edge Hill Prize. His most recent novel is The Magician. He has recently published his first collection of poems, Vinegar Hill, described by The New York Times as “A meditative probe into the language of ordinary days.” Introduced by Fintan O’Toole.