A NIGHT WITH COLM TÓIBÍN (In-Person & Livestream)
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February 7 • 7:00 pm$10
The beloved and celebrated Irish novelist Colm Tóibín makes his return to the Mark Twain House & Museum. Susan Campbell will join him to discuss his new book A Guest at the Feast, a collection of essays about growing up in Ireland during radical change; about cancer, priests, popes, homosexuality, and literature. It is both an intimate encounter with a creative artist and a celebration of writing.
In-Person Event: $10 non-members, $5 members. Admission price will be deducted from your signed copy of the book with purchase. REGISTER HERE.
Livestream: $10 non-members and members. Admission price will be deducted from your signed copy of the book with purchase. REGISTER HERE.
Copies of A Guest at the Feast are available for purchase through the Mark Twain Store; proceeds benefit The Mark Twain House & Museum. Books will be shipped after the event. We regret that we are not able to ship books outside the United States as it is cost-prohibitive to do so.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Colm Tóibín is the author of ten novels, including The Magician, winner of the Rathbones Folio Prize; 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. He is the Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University and has been named as the Laureate for Irish Fiction for 2022–2024 by the Arts Council of Ireland. Three times shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Tóibín lives in Dublin and New York.
ABOUT THE MODERATOR:
Susan Campbell is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a widely-read newspaper columnist, and the author of three books. She has worked across the media landscape as an award-winning print journalist, a regular commentator on WNPR, and a guest on CBS’ “Sunday Morning,” the BBC, WTNH-TV, and the local news show “Face the State.” She was also part of the Connecticut Health Investigative Team, an award-winning health and safety website. She currently writes a weekly Sunday column for Hearst newspapers in Connecticut.
Programs at The Mark Twain House & Museum are made possible in part by support from CT Humanities; the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts; Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee; the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign; The Hartford; The Mark Twain Foundation; The National Endowment for the Humanities; and Travelers.