COLM TÓIBÍN READING AND IN CONVERSATION WITH JAMES NAUGHTIE
Colm Tóibín is an Irish novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, journalist, critic and poet. He is the author of nine novels, including The Master and, most recently, House of Names, and two collections of stories. Three of his novels were shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and Brooklyn won the Costa Novel of the Year in 2009. His play The Testament of Mary was nominated for a Tony Award for the Best Play in 2013. His championing of LGBT rights earned him the Irish PEN award in 2011. Colm Tóibín is currently Professor of Humanities, Columbia University, New York, and Chancellor of the University of Liverpool.
James Naughtie is one of our best-known broadcasters, special correspondent and books editor for BBC News. For 21 years he presented Today, and has hosted every edition of Bookclub on BBC Radio 4 since the programme began in 1998. As an author he has written books on politics and music, and two espionage novels, The Madness of July and Paris Spring.