Bestselling author Colm Tóibín lectures on “The Myth of Paternity: James Joyce and his father” as part of the spring 2019 Fund for Irish Studies event series. Tóibín’s latest book, Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The Fathers of Wilde, Yeats, and Joyce, was published in 2018.


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Bestselling author Colm Tóibín. Photo courtesy

Colm Tóibín is the author of nine novels, including The Master and Brooklyn, and two collections of stories. His play The Testament of Mary was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play in 2013. He is Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of Humanities at Columbia University. His latest book is Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The Fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce.


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