Fri, 24/10/2014 - 19:30
Fleck Dance Theatre 207 Queens Quay West Toronto M5J 2G8

Marilynne Robinson is the author of the novels Home, Gilead (winner of the Pulitzer Prize) and Housekeeping, and four books of non-fiction, When I Was a Child I Read Books, Mother Country, The Death of Adam and Absence of Mind. She teaches at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Robinson presents Lila, an unforgettable story of a girlhood living on the fringes of society in fear, awe and wonder.

Colm Tóibín is the award-winning author of seven internationally acclaimed novels, including the Booker finalist The Blackwater Lightship, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award winner The Master and the Costa Novel Award winner Brooklyn. Tóibín presents his latest novel, Nora Webster. Set in a small town in Ireland in the 1960s, it is the compelling tale of a too-young widow and mother of four who moves from grief, fear and longing to unexpected discovery.

Eleanor Wachtel is the host and co-founder of CBC Radio’s Writers & Company, and she also hosts CBC’s Wachtel on the Arts. Her latest books are Original Minds and Random Illuminations: Conversations with Carol Shields. Wachtel has been widely recognized for her contributions to Canadian cultural life, having received eight honorary degrees and the Order of Canada.

Cost: $25/$20 supporters, students & youth 25 and under

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 20:00
92Y Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

Marilynne Robinson returns to the town of Gilead in her new novel, Lila. “There is the precision and lyrical power of her language, and the way it embodies a struggle—the fight to use the best words to describe both the visible and the invisible world,” wrote James Wood. Colm Tóibín’s new novel, about a widowed young mother, is Nora Webster. “He is an extraordinary writer—daring and precise,” wrote Roddy Doyle.

Sat, 18/10/2014 - 19:00
Mark Twain House Hartford, CT

BOOK/MARK: A Conversation with Colm Toibin about "Nora Webster"

Followed by a book sale and signing.

This is a free event, but reservations are suggested. Please call (860) 280-3130 or click here

(Visit the Mark Twain House site for more details, using the link below)