28
Sunday
Apr
2013
Knox Presbyterian Church120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)
2:00pm

One on One
with Colm Toibin

Hosted by Elizabeth Hay
"Tóibín is at his lyrical best in The Testament of Mary, a beautiful and daring work…it takes its power from the surprises of its language, its almost shocking characterization, its austere refusal of consolation.
— Mary Gordon The New York Times Book Review
Colm Toibin - Photo courtesy of Steve Pyke

Giller Prize winner Elizabeth Hay hosts a conversation with Ireland’s Colm Tóibín , the award-winning author of The Master , winner of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, Le prix du meilleur livre étranger, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, and, Brooklyn , winner of the Costa Novel Award.   

 

Colm recently published New Ways to Kill Your Mother: Writers & Their Families, a fascinating, informative, and entertaining collection of essays on the intricacies of family relationships in literature and writing. His latest novel is The Testament of Mary.  It it, Mary, who we know from centuries of paintings and scripture as the docile, loving, silent, long-suffering, obedient, worshipful mother of Christ becomes a tragic heroine with the relentless eloquence of Electra or Medea or Antigone. 

 

Special thanks to Sean Murray, our Author Patron for Colm Tóibín.

Becoming an Author Patron is a great way to support the Festival, our community and the author of your choice!

 

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