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One on One with Colm Toibin

Hosted by Elizabeth Hay

One on One with Colm Toibin

Hosted by Elizabeth Hay
Knox Presbyterian Church
120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)
Colm Toibin - Photo by Steve Pyke

Giller Prize winner Elizabeth Hay hosts a conversation with Ireland’s Colm Tóibín , the award-winning author of The Master , winner of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, Le prix du meilleur livre étranger, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, and, Brooklyn , winner of the Costa Novel Award.   


Colm recently published New Ways to Kill Your Mother: Writers & Their Families, a fascinating, informative, and entertaining collection of essays on the intricacies of family relationships in literature and writing. His latest novel is The Testament of Mary.  It it, Mary, who we know from centuries of paintings and scripture as the docile, loving, silent, long-suffering, obedient, worshipful mother of Christ becomes a tragic heroine with the relentless eloquence of Electra or Medea or Antigone. 


Special thanks to Sean Murray, our Author Patron for Colm Tóibín.

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