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An Evening with Colm Tóibín
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4.3 average rating
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78 events
2 reviews
9 stars
attended Apr 03 2009

He was a very good story telling and charming. He shared a lot about his writing process. It was for a good cause.

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9 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 03 2009

Toibin was immensely charming and quite funny. He gave thoughtful answers to audience questions (I agree with the other poster that more q&a would have been welcome). My husband is in a wheelchair and I want to give thanks to the Folger folks...continued

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3 reviews
11 stars
attended Apr 03 2009

Toibin started out somewhat quiet and stumbling over his words, but soon found his way and was charming, and funny. Plenty of time was given to ask questions, but initially NO ONE raised their hands. Then slowly a few did - so I don't understand...continued

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Celebrated Irish novelist and journalist Colm Tóibín joins PEN/Faulkner for an evening of prose and conversation. Tóibín is the author of five novels, including The Blackwater Lightship, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. His most recent novel, The Master, a fictional interior portrait of Henry James, has been praised as a"an illumination of the very process of writing itself" and “an utterly original work of fiction” and was awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. A visiting writer at Stanford University and the University of Texas at Austin, he lives in Dublin.

Authors Angela Flournoy, Marcus Guillory & Margo Jefferson Forrest Gander and Javier Zamora: O. B. Hardison Poetry Series <em>As You Like It</em> The 37th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction <em>The Displaced</em> <em>We Wear the Masks</em> <em>Disney on Ice Presents Dream Big</em> <em>Copenhagen</em> Monster Jam <em>Caroline, or Change</em> Chris Kattan <em>Treasure Island</em>