Irish novelist Colm Tóibín will present “Writing Thomas Mann: Fact into Fiction” at Boston College on February 22 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Tóibín’s acclaimed 2021 novel, The Magician, dramatizes the life of Nobel Prize-winning writer Thomas Mann. Tóibín’s other novels include: The Master (winner of the Dublin IMPAC Prize; the Prix du Meilleur Livre; the LA Times Novel of the Year; and shortlisted for the Booker Prize), Brooklyn (winner of the Costa Novel of the Year), and Nora Webster (winner of the Hawthornden Prize), among others. He is also a writer of short stories, nonfiction, and plays. Tóibín’s writing has been translated into more than 30 languages. He is a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books and a contributing editor at the London Review of Books. He is currently Mellon Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia and Chancellor of Liverpool University. Tóibín’s lecture is presented by the BC Lowell Humanities Series and is co-sponsored by the BC Irish Studies Program and Fiction Days Series.
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