The Magician: Colm Tóibín

Colm Tóibín and Will Aitken

The Magician: Colm Tóibín

Colm Tóibín and Will Aitken

6:30pm

Friday, October 22, 2021

A collaborative live event with Toronto Public Library, literary giant, Irish author Colm Tóibín, discusses his latest book, The Magician, delving into the layers of the Nobel Prize-winning German author Thomas Mann. Tóibín’s 12th novel brilliantly imagines the life of the infamous exiled author and pens an intimate portrait of how the complex artist hid his expressions and innermost self from the world, and the epic cross-continent family saga that defined him. Set against the half-century spanning World War I, the rise of Hitler, World War II and the Cold War, The Magician combines research, masterful prose and intrigue that once again asserts Tóibín as one of today’s most beloved novelists.

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A collaborative live event with Toronto Public Library, literary giant, Irish author Colm Tóibín, discusses his latest book, The Magician, delving into the layers of the Nobel Prize-winning German author Thomas Mann. Tóibín’s 12th novel brilliantly imagines the life of the infamous exiled author and pens an intimate portrait of how the complex artist hid his expressions and innermost self from the world, and the epic cross-continent family saga that defined him. Set against the half-century spanning World War I, the rise of Hitler, World War II and the Cold War, The Magician combines research, masterful prose and intrigue that once again asserts Tóibín as one of today’s most beloved novelists.

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This event is co-presented with the Toronto Public Library.

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Featured Authors

Colm Tóibín is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning author. His novels include 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 Book Award. His works also include The Empty Family, The Testament of Mary and Nora Webster. He lives in Dublin, Ireland.

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Will Aitken's most recent novel, The Swells, will be appear in January 2021. His previous novels include Realia, A Visit Home and Terre Haute. He has published two works of non-fiction, Death in Venice: A Queer Film Classic and Antigone Undone: Juliette Binoche, Anne Carson, Ivo van Hove and the Art of Resistance, which was shortlisted for the 2018 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction. His writing has appeared in Paris Review, Brick, Threepenny Review, and he has worked as a writer-broadcaster film critic for the CBC, BBC, NPR and TVO.

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Friday, October 22

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