Author Colm Tóibín will speak about the story behind Brooklyn, his 2009 novel (2009 Costa Novel Award winner) that was adapted into a film in 2015. The focus of his talk will be 20th-century Irish immigration to the United States, and the experience of exile and return to Ireland. After a screening of the film, Tóibín will answer questions from the audience.
Colm Tóibín is the author of eight novels, including The Blackwater Lightship, The Master, and The Testament of Mary, all three shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and most recently of Nora Webster. His nonfiction includes The Sign of the Cross and On Elizabeth Bishop. His books have been translated into more than 30 languages.
This is a free but ticketed event. Call the Ticket Office at (574) 631-2800.