Colm Tóibín in conversation with Edmund Gordon

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Tue, 28/09/2021 - 19:00
In Person @ Waterstones, London – Piccadilly – 203/206 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HD

Waterstones Piccadilly is delighted to welcome bestselling author Colm Tóibín in celebration of the publication of his much-anticipated new novel The Magician.

The Magician tells the story of Thomas Mann, whose life was filled with great acclaim and contradiction. He would find himself on the wrong side of history in the First World War, cheerleading the German army, but have a clear vision of the future in the second, anticipating the horrors of Nazism.

He would have six children and keep his homosexuality hidden; he was a man forever connected to his family and yet bore witness to the ravages of suicide. He would write some of the greatest works of European literature, and win the Nobel Prize, but would never return to the country that inspired his creativity.

One of the most critically acclaimed of contemporary authors, Colm Tóibín is an Irish novelist, poet and critic, whose work has scooped numerous literary awards and been nominated multiple times for the Booker Prize. He is best known for The Master, Brooklyn (adapted for an Oscar-nominated film), The Testament of Mary and Nora Webster.

Colm will be interviewed by writer and critic Edmund Gordon, author of The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography.

Join us for what promises to be a brilliant evening of conversation.

Please stay home if you’re experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 (these are listed on the NHS website) or if you’ve recently been in contact with someone who has the virus. If we are notified of a suspected or confirmed case of Covid-19 on-site, customers will not be admitted.

£24: Ticket + a copy of 'The Magician'
£8: General Admission
£6: Waterstones Plus Cardholders

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