Colm Tóibín | Long Island: A Novel

Mon, May 13, 2024 7:30 P.M.
Cost: $17.50 Auditorium

Tickets will be available at the will-call table in the lobby after 6:45 p.m.

“His generation’s most gifted writer of love’s complicated, contradictory power” (Los Angeles Times)Colm Tóibín is the author of an impressive list of novels, short stories, essays, plays, poetry, and criticism. His novels The Master, The Testament of Mary, and Brooklyn were shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and the last was adapted into a popular BAFTA Award-winning film of the same name. The Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University, Tóibín earned an Irish PEN Award and was named the Laureate for Irish Fiction for 2022–2024 by the Arts Council of Ireland, among scores of other honors. Set 20 years after the events of the international bestseller Brooklyn, Long Island finds the enigmatic émigré protagonist of that book alone in her marriage and facing the travails of middle age and unfulfilled dreams.

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A book signing will follow the presentation
Collect your pre-purchased book as you enter the auditorium
Books provided by Uncle Bobbie's Coffee and Books
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