Ticket concessions are available for students, senior citizens and the unwaged. Bookings are subject to a €1 booking fee per transaction. A new Colm Toibin novel is always a major event and Nora Webster is no exception. To mark its publication, the Dublin Writers Festival Off the Page series in association with Dublin UNESCO City of Literature hosts a special reading and discussion with Colm Toibin at the Pepper Canister Church. It is the 1960s and Nora Webster is living with her two young sons in a small town on the east coast of Ireland. The love of her life, Maurice, has just died and so she must work out how to forge a new life for herself and her sons. And, as Nora returns to memories of the happiness of her early marriage something more painful begins to intrude: memories of her own mother and what brought about the terrifying distance between them. As heartbreaking as Brooklyn and as involving as only the best novels can be, Colm Tóibín's Nora Webster is a masterpiece in character study. Colm Tóibín is the author of 7 previous novels including The Blackwater Lightship, The Master and The Testament of Mary all of which were shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and Brooklyn which was awarded the Costa Prize. The Master was awarded the Dublin International IMPAC Literary Award in 2006. He has also written 2 plays, Beauty in a Broken Place and Testament.