Wednesday 29 September 2021 | 7:00pm

Colm Tóibín Online

Wednesday 29 September 2021 | 7:00pm

Colm Tóibín Online

£6.00 - Single event ticket
Award-winning Irish writer Colm Tóibín returns to the festival for this in person event to present his new novel, The Magician.

This event will be broadcast live from the Cambridge Union. This ticket gives access to the digital stream of the event.

‘As with everything Colm Tóibín sets his masterful hand to, The Magician is a great imaginative achievement—immensely readable, erudite, worldly and knowing, and fully realized’ – Richard Ford 

We’re delighted to be welcoming one of our finest novelists, Colm Tóibín, back to Cambridge to present his new book The Magician. In this latest novel, Tóibín traces the life of Thomas Mann – a life full of success and yet riddled with contradiction. The book takes us from a provincial German city at the turn of the century, through both world wars, through the lens of the life of a troubled writer struggling with his closeted sexuality and familial complexities.  

Through one life, Colm Tóibín tells the breath-taking story of the twentieth century. Don’t miss this event, where he will be in conversation with writer and broadcaster Alex Clark. 

Author Biography

Colm Tóibín is an Irish novelist, poet and critic, whose work has achieved numerous literary awards and been nominated multiple times for the Booker Prize. After making his name in Irish journalism in the 1980s, Tóibín produced his debut novel, The South, in 1990, which was awarded the Whitbread First Novel Award. Subsequent works, such as The Heather Blazing and The Blackwater Lightship, have dwelt upon Tóibín’s Irish heritage. As well as exploring issues of Irish history and cultural identity, Tóibín’s work frequently examines homosexual love and gay lifestyles, either in contemporary society or period novels.  

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