Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for The Master, twice shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and one of literatures bestselling contemporary authors, Colm Tóibín shares his latest masterpiece, Nora Webster. Called "beautiful and daring" by The New York Times Book Review, fans won't be disappointed with this magnificent new novel set in Ireland, about a fiercely compelling young widow and mother of four, navigating grief and fear, struggling for hope.
In this thoughtful, lyrical film, Imagine talks to the acclaimed and curiously divided Irish writer Colm Toibin. Loud and affable in person, Toibin writes sombre stories of grief and quiet heartbreak, repeatedly returning to the dark narrative of his own childhood and the complicated relationships between mothers and sons.
In the year that his bestselling novel Brooklyn is being adapted for the cinema and The Testament of Mary continues to provoke controversy, Toibin publishes his most poignant and personal novel yet.
With Fiona Shaw, Anne Enright and Nick Hornby.
Stage Interview and Q & A With Elizabeth Withey
A traveller, journalist, novelist, literary critic and professor, Colm Tóibín has had many identities. And it is the search for identity—whether national, creative, or sexual—that is at the heart of the conflicted characters in Tóibín’s literary fiction, from the Argentinian-born son of a British widow in The Story of the Night (1997) to the Henry James of The Master (2004), to the namesake of his new novel, Nora Webster, who struggles to reclaim herself in the wake of devastating sorrow.
Join the acclaimed winner of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for an engaging onstage interview with Edmonton Journal columnist Elizabeth Withey.
An audience Q & A session and book signing will follow.