Friday, October 22. @ 20:00
Two of the greatest novelists in the English language talk about their highly-anticipated new novels.
Colm Tóibín is one of Ireland’s best-loved writers. His new novel The Magician is a spiritual successor to his Booker-shortlisted 2004 novel The Master, about Henry James. The Magician tells the story of the 20th century through the life of one person: German novelist Thomas Mann. It has been called “a great imaginative achievement” by Richard Ford. Colm Tóibín lives in New York, where he teaches at Columbia University.
Damon Galgut’s The Promise tells the story of one family in South Africa over three decades, fusing the personal and the political. Galgut has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize and The Promise has been greeted as his best yet, and one of the greatest novels of the year, in outlets including The Times and The Observer. Novelist Edmund White called it “the most important book of the last ten years.” Damon Galgut lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa.
Hosted by John Self
Part of IN-visible ID-entities 3, an on-going BIAF initiative encouraging cultural collaboration across the island and supported by the Government of Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs.