Colm Tóibín at Johns Hopkins

The President’s Reading Series: Literature of Social Import: Colm Tóibín
Thursday, April 3, 2014, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Hodson 110

Irish novelist and journalist Colm Tóibín was born in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford in Ireland in 1955. The author of a number of novels and books of essays, his honors include the Dublin IMPAC Prize, the Prix du Meilleur Livre, the LA Times Novel of the Year, and the Costa Novel of the Year. In 2012 his new collection of essays New Ways to Kill Your Mother: Writers & Their Families appeared, as did his edition for Penguin Classics of De Profundis and Other Writings by Oscar Wilde. Also in 2012, his novel The Testament of Mary was published and was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize in 2013 before opening on Broadway in an adaptation directed by Deborah Warner. Nominated for a Tony Award for Best New Play, the Broadway production will transfer to the Barbican in London in May 2014. He is currently Mellon Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. His new novel Nora Websterwill be published in the UK in October 2014.