Dates: 05 Jun - 05 Jun

Tickets: €12

In conversation with Brendan Barrington, Colm Tóibin, the best-selling author of Blackwater Lightship and The Master discusses his luminous new novel, a work of devastating emotional power that underscores his status as a peerless writer of narrative virtuosity.

Brooklyn – the latest novel from Booker-nominated writer and critic Colm Tóibin – is a tale of departing and returning, of exile and home. When Eilis Lacey leaves her small town life in 1950s Enniscorthy for an unfamiliar Brooklyn, isolation and uncertainty are her only companions. Yet as the pain of parting is buried beneath the rhythms of her new life, she slowly finds a sort of happiness. As she falls in love, news from home forces her back to Ireland – to new possibilities – yet also to a terrible choice: between personal freedom and the bonds of duty.

Colm Tóibin was born in Ireland in 1955. His novels include The South, The Heather Blazing, The Blackwater Lightship and The Master (shortlisted for the 2004 Booker Prize and winner of the 2006 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award). His non-fiction includes Bad Blood, Homage to Barcelona and The Sign of the Cross.

‘Tóibin’s genius is that he makes it impossible for us to walk away.’ The New Yorker

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5 JUNE ~ Tickets

Prices €12 & €10 (conc)

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