Colm Tóibín Nora Webster

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Wed, 20/05/2015 - 18:30
Palmerston Room, St John's College, St Johns Street, Cambridge, CB2 1TP

Colm Tóibín is one of our most brilliant writers: a leading critic, an unparalleled novelist and a warm, witty and captivating speaker. He will be discussing his two latest books, his Folio Prize shortlisted, Nora Webster, and his biography of Elizabeth Bishop.
Nora Webster, set in Enniscorthy, harks back to Tóibín’s much-loved novels Brooklyn and Blackwater Lightship. Tóibín’s love letter to Ireland, Nora Webster is a superbly painted portrait of personal grief against a political backdrop of an Ireland in flux.
Tóibín will also talk about one of his greatest literary influences, Elizabeth Bishop. In his biography, On Elizabeth, he explores her experiences of loss and exile, drawing a compelling double portrait of both Bishop and Tóibín himself.
Making his debut appearance in Cambridge this is a wonderful opportunity to hear from a true literary giant.

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