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Irish Author Colm Tóibín Leaves ‘Brooklyn’ Behind to Write About Ancient Greece

(Above: Irish novelist Colm Tóibín. Photo Courtesy: Jesse Costa/WBUR) Award-winning Irish author Colm Tóibín is probably best known for his novel Brooklyn, about an Irish girl who emigrates to New York. In 2015, it was turned into a movie starring Saorise Ronan. His latest novel, House of Names, is a departure from Brooklyn – and […]

Colm-Toibin WBUR(Above: Irish novelist Colm Tóibín. Photo Courtesy: Jesse Costa/WBUR)

House of Names Book CoverAward-winning Irish author Colm Tóibín is probably best known for his novel Brooklyn, about an Irish girl who emigrates to New York. In 2015, it was turned into a movie starring Saorise Ronan.

His latest novel, House of Names, is a departure from Brooklyn – and from his last few stories centered around Ireland. The novel retells a classic tale from Greek mythology. Houston Public Media’s Edel Howlin talked with Tóibín about this change in direction for his storytelling.

Tóibín will be in Houston to hold a reading Monday (May 8, 2017) at 7:30 p.m. as part of Inprint’s Margarett Root Brown Reading Series.

You can watch a live stream of the event at houstonpublicmedia.org.

MORE: Extended Conversation With Colm Tóibín (Houston Public Media, May 1, 2017)

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