Sebastian Barry and Colm Tóibín: two of Ireland’s finest writers “In Conversation”
|Starts:||18:30 6 Oct 2014|
|Ends:||20:30 6 Oct 2014|
|What is it:||Literature Live|
|Organiser:||Martin Harris Centre|
Three times shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Colm Tóibín is one of the leading English-language writers at work today. Tóibín succeeded Martin Amis as professor at the Centre for New Writing in 2011 and returns to Manchester now to launch Nora Webster, a major new work which returns to the main character of his bestselling novel Brooklyn.
He will be joined by Sebastian Barry, whose powerful readings have been compared to ‘revivalist meetings’ (The Guardian). Barry’s new novel The Temporary Gentleman also returns to an existing family of stories, re-introducing us to characters from his Costa Prize winner, The Secret Scripture.
Book on 0843 208 0500 or Manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk
Travel and Contact Information
Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall
Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama