He’s perhaps best known for Brooklyn. A transatlantic love story, it follows the travails of
young Irishwoman named Eilis Lacey as she sets up a new life in New York, only
to be forced to return home. Adapted for the silver screen by Nick Hornby, this
poignant tale of emigration and heartbreak has understandably become one of
2015’s cinematic sensations.
Tóibín's eighth and most recent novel Nora Webster was published in 2014. Set amidst
the political turbulence of late 1960s Ireland, it tells the story of a middle
aged woman as she raises a family, all the while coming to terms with the loss
of her husband. As a sensitive portrait of both widowhood and the dynamics of a
rural community, it has met with considerable praise. Tóibín is an author who
only grows in assurance and style.
On February 4, Tóibín comes to The Tabernacle as part of
the Guardian Live series. For any bookworms amongst you, this is an unmissable opportunity
to hear from one of the most accomplished authors currently writing.
|What||Colm Tóibín, The Tabernacle|
|Where||Tabernacle, 34-35 Powis Square, London, W11 2AY | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Ladbroke Grove (underground)|
On 04 Feb 16, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
|Website||Click here to book via the Guardian website|