Pulitzer Prize winner Marilynne Robinson and International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award winner Colm Tóibín sit down with the CBC’s Eleanor Wachtel for a riveting discussion about their most recent works.
This event is part of CBC@IFOA, a curated series featuring some of the public broadcaster’s top hosts in conversation with renowned and debut authors.
Marilynne Robinson is the author of the novels Home, Gilead (winner of the Pulitzer Prize) and Housekeeping, and four books of non-fiction, When I Was a Child I Read Books, Mother Country, The Death of Adam and Absence of Mind. She teaches at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Robinson presents Lila, an unforgettable story of a girlhood living on the fringes of society in fear, awe and wonder.
Colm Tóibín is the award-winning author of nine internationally acclaimed novels, including The Blackwater Lightship, The Master and The Testament of Mary, all three of which were nominated for the Man Booker Prize. The Master also won the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, Le Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction. Brooklyn, winner of the Costa Novel Award and finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, was made into an Oscar-nominated film in 2015. Nora Webster was a New York Times bestseller and was shortlisted for the Folio Prize. His two acclaimed short story collections are The Empty Family and Mothers and Sons. He is also the author of many works of nonfiction. He lives mainly in Dublin, Ireland. He presents House of Names.