Avid Bookshop welcomes the internationally acclaimed Irish writer Colm Tóibín to the Prince Avenue bookshop on Thursday, March 16, 2017. This event runs from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and there is no admission charge.
As a reminder, before the Avid event, Colm Tóibín will first have a 3:30 p.m. reading at the UGA Chapel as the Delta Visiting Chair of the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.
Colm Tóibín's event will be structured in the following format: author introduction, author speaks and reads an excerpt, author fields questions from the audience, author signs books and has time to mingle and talk to bookshop guests.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Colm Tóibín has been shortlisted three times for the Man Booker Prize, for his novels The Blackwater Lightship (1999), The Master (2004), and The Testament of Mary (2012). The Master won the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Stonewall Book Award, the Lambda Literary Award, and was named Novel of the Year by the Los Angeles Times. Brooklyn won the Costa Novel Award, and the film, adapted by screenwriter Nick Hornby, directed by John Crowley, and starring Saoirse Ronan, was nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay.