The conversation between Colm Tóibín and Richard Ford was moderated by Synne Rifbjerg as part of the Louisiana Literature festival at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark, in August 2015.
For Mother's Day, we've collected these beautiful and moving stories of mothers--their delights and their struggles. With memorable and colorful characters, they explore the unique journeys of female characters through life as parents and professionals, lovers and leaders.
We will be taking the opportunity to revisit some incredible books by Irish authors, from enduring classics to powerful memoirs to contemporary novels that are taking the literary world by storm. So take your pick and spend this March 17th celebrating Ireland through the written word.
Every immigrant experience -- be it Mexican, Italian or Syrian -- is both the journey to an unfamiliar place and a pining for home. Colm Tóibín beautifully captures this experience in his novel Brooklyn, which tells the story of Eilis Lacey.
From Colm Tóibín's novel to Nick Hornby's script, the movie shines.
Several times a gritty McKenna makes clear that the history she is relating comes from Mary's own eyes, her own experiences
Apprehensive is an understatement. Walking into see "The Testament of Mary," I had no idea what to expect; however, there are not enough adjectives to describe the energy and beauty with which this one-woman monologue unfolds on the stage of the Walter Kerr Theatre.
Roman Catholic protesters stood across the street from the Walter Kerr theater as the play began previews in March, chanting
Toibin's Mary is long widowed, illiterate, handy with a knife. She doesn't think Jesus' death was "worth it." She dwells