Colm Tóibín delivers the 2019 Liverpool Literary Lecture, following in the footsteps of luminaries, Ali Smith and Val McDermid.
Recently awarded The Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence, the current Chancellor of the University of Liverpool will take the lectern to consider Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats & James Joyce: Three Writers in Search of a Father.
Best known for his novel, Brooklyn - turned into an Oscar-nominated 2015 film, starring Saoirse Ronan - Colm Tóibín is a prolific writer, producing both fiction and non-fiction works across a glittering career now reaching its fourth decade at the top.
There is a peculiar intensity about some streets in Dublin that gets more layered the longer you live in the city and the more stray memories and associations you buildExtract from Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The Fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce