COLM TÓIBÍN TALKS TO SARAH CHURCHWELL
NORA WEBSTER AND ON ELIZABETH BISHOP
Colm Tóibín talks to Sarah Churchwell
Set in 1960s Ireland, Tóibín’s new novel Nora Webster introduces one of the most complex and captivating heroines of contemporary fiction. He discusses the book and his new study On Elizabeth Bishop. He creates a vivid picture of the American poet while also revealing how her work has helped shape his sensibility as a novelist and how her experiences of loss and exile resonate with his own.