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Colm Tóibín in conversation

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We are thrilled to be able to spend a lunch hour break with Mark Rubbo in conversation with Irish novelist Colm Tóibín.

Colm Tóibín’s latest epic novel, The Magician is the story of a man of intense contradictions. Centred on the life of Thomas Mann whose inner life is shown to be hesitant, fearful and secretive. His blindness to impending disaster in the Great War will force him to rethink his relationship to Germany as Hitler comes to power. He has six children with his clever and fascinating wife, Katia, while his own secret desires appear threaded through his writing. He and Katia deal with exile bravely, doing everything possible to keep the family safe, yet they also suffer the terrible ravages of suicide among Thomas’s siblings and their own children. In The Magician, Colm Tóibín captures the profound personal conflict of a very public life, and through this life creates an intimate portrait of the twentieth century.

Ticket prices

Link - $5

Link and a copy of The Magician sent to your home - $35 (Australian addresses only)

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This event commences online at 12pm using the video conferencing platform Zoom.

To book for this event, you must provide your email address.

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The Magician

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Colm Toibin

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