Join us in welcoming New York Times bestselling author Colm Toibin as he returns to Glucksman Ireland House to read from his critically acclaimed eighth novel, Nora Webster.
Set in Ireland, the novel follows the story of a young mother as she struggles to find herself and overcome her sorrow after the death of her husband, and finds a path to solace through the simple act of singing. A stunning novel from one of Ireland’s most eminent novelists, Nora Webster has been called “heart-rendingly transcendent” by The New York Times, and “may actually be a perfect work of fiction.” (The LA Times)
Colm Tóibín has three times been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He is a graduate of University College Dublin, and serves as Mellon Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He currently lives in New York.
Introduction by Professor Greg Londe, Assistant Professor of English, NYU