20 – 29 May


Colm Tóibín

Thursday, 25 May
Smock Alley Theatre
€12 / €10

Where to begin with such a giant of Irish literature, loved by critics and readers alike! Author of eight novels, several essay and short story collections, poetry, non-fiction and a play, Colm Tóibín’s many honours include the Costa Novel of the Year and the Dublin IMPAC Prize. His hugely successful 2009 novel Brooklyn also went on to become an Oscar-nominated film. Colm Tóibín joins us to discuss House of Names, which retells the ancient Greek story of Clytemnestra, a tale of lust and revenge, and a fiercely dramatic portrait of a murderess. The event will be chaired by writer and broadcaster Sinéad Crowley.

‘His curiosity is far-reaching and full of appetite, and he travels about as much as any 15th-century explorer.’ The Telegraph