The Magician | Virtual In Conversation with Colm Tóibín

Date / Time

  • January 26, 2022
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


This program is sponsored by Emily and Michael Cavanagh


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Colm TóibínThe Magician

In his new novel, The Magician,  Colm Tóibín is a portrait of Thomas Mann and the times in which he lived. The book traces Mann’s life from his childhood through his opposition to the Nazis and finally his exile. The New York Times writes that the book’s expansive and subtle rhythms carry the reader forward and backward in time, tracing an epic story of exile and literary grandeur, unpacking a major author’s psyche in such a way that the life of the imagination becomes, finally, the real and only tale worth telling. 

About the Speaker

Colm Tóibín is one of the most important Irish authors of the present day. He is the author of ten novels, including The Magician, his most recent novel; The Master, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Brooklyn, winner of the Costa Book Award; The Testament of Mary; and Nora Webster, as well as two story collections and several books of criticism. Colm Tóibín is a professor of humanities at Columbia University. Tóibín has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize three times. He lives in Dublin and New York. 

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