Colm Toibin

Colm Toíbín | The Magician

Recorded: Wed 29 Sep 2021

Duration: 68 mins

Colm Toíbín | The Magician

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‘As with everything Colm Tóibín sets his masterful hand to, The Magician is a great imaginative achievement—immensely readable, erudite, worldly and knowing, and fully realized’ – Richard Ford 

We were delighted to welcome back one of our finest novelists, Colm Tóibín, to present The MagicianTóibín traces the life of Thomas Mann – a life full of success and yet riddled with contradiction. The book takes us from a provincial German city at the turn of the century, through both world wars, through the lens of the life of a troubled writer struggling with his closeted sexuality and familial complexities.  

Through one life, Colm Tóibín tells the breath-taking story of the twentieth century. Colm was in conversation with writer and broadcaster Alex Clark. 

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