Pure Magic: Colm Tóibín in conversation with Kevin Power

Pure Magic: Colm Tóibín in conversation with Kevin Power

€12 / €10 (or €20 / €15 when purchasing a ticket to The Buddenbrooks Book Club with Colm Tóibín on Mon 11 Oct)

Colm Tóibín’s magnificent new novel opens in a provincial German city at the turn of the twentieth century, where the boy, Thomas Mann, grows up with a conservative father, bound by propriety, and a Brazilian mother, alluring and unpredictable.

In a stunning marriage of research and imagination, Tóibín explores the heart and mind of a writer whose gift is unparalleled and whose life is driven by a need to belong and the anguish of illicit desire. The Magician is an intimate, astonishingly complex portrait of Mann. Join award-winning author Colm Tóibín in conversation with author of White City Kevin Power.

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  • Venue: The Civic
  • Time: Sun 17 Oct, 6pm - 7pm
  • Price: €12 / €10