Limited offer John Vaillant and Robert Macfarlane, & Colm Tóibín – 25% off both events

Mon 27 May 2024 | 9:00pm - 9:00pm

John Vaillant & Robert Macfarlane _ Colm Toibin 25% off
Fire Weather John Vaillant
Long Island Colm Toibin

Make a night of it, why not come to both events!

We have a limited number of tickets available to people who would like to attend both events on 27 May at 25% discount.

Join award-winning writer John Vailliant for an enlightening conversation with nature writer Robert Macfarlane. They’ll tell the remarkable story Fort McMurray, a brutal urban wildfire, and explore of our rapidly changing relationship with fire within the urgent midst of climate crisis.

Then, at 8pm, the brilliant Colm Tóibín presents his much anticipated sequel to BrooklynLong Island is a masterpiece: an exquisite, exhilarating novel that asks whether it is possible to truly return to the past and renew the great love that seemed gone forever.

Venue: Cambridge Union

Duration: 1 hour

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In-person tickets:
Cambridge Union
  John Vaillant & Colm Tóibín | Two Events Full Price - 25% discount
6pm & 8pm | 27 May | Cambridge Union
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Author Biography

John Vaillant’s first book, The Golden Spruce, won the Canadian Governor General’s Award for non-fiction. He has written for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Outside, National Geographic and Men’s Journal, among other publications. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with his wife and children.

Chair Biography

Robert Macfarlane is an author and academic. He regularly writes for publications including the Guardian and the Times. His writing often blurs ideas of genre and form and he regularly collaborates with artists, film-makers, photographers and musicians. His first book, Mountains of the Mind won the Guardian First Book Award and the Somerset Maugham Award. His other works include, The Old WaysLandmarks as well as The Lost Words and The Lost Spells, children’s books of nature spells created in partnership with artist Jackie Morris. His most recent book was Underlands (2019). Robert a Fellow at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and an Honorary Patron of the festival.

Author Biography

Colm Tóibín was born in Ireland in 1955. He is the author of eleven novels, including The Master, Brooklyn, and The Magician, and two collections of stories. He has been three times shortlisted for the Booker Prize. In 2021, he was awarded the David Cohen Prize for Literature. Tóibín was appointed the Laureate for Irish Fiction 2022-2024.