colm toibin stands leaning against a tabletop, wearing jacket and scarf

Colm Tóibín. Photo by Reynaldo Revera

In a special event for the Fund for Irish Studies, the acclaimed novelist, playwright and poet Colm Tóibín will read, for the first time, a new story, “The News from Dublin,” and some recent poems. Colm Tóibín is one of the most widely admired of contemporary novelists. Born in Enniscorthy, Ireland, in 1955, he has won the LA Times Novel of the Year for The Master; the Costa Novel of the Year for Brooklyn; and the Hawthornden Prize for Nora Webster. His short story collections include Mothers and Sons, winner of the Edge Hill Prize. His most recent novel is The Magician. He has recently published his first collection of poems, Vinegar Hill, described by The New York Times as “A meditative probe into the language of ordinary days.”

This reading kicks off the fall 2022 Fund for Irish Studies lecture series.

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The reading is free and open to the public. No advance tickets or registration required.

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