Monday, 6/17/2024
at 7:30 PM


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Reading and Conversation
Moderation: Tanja Lieske
German reading: Marit Beyer

With "Long Island," Colm Tóibín, author of the worldwide success "Brooklyn," presents his new major novel: A man and a woman meet again after nearly twenty years - and are faced with an important decision once more. Eilis lives in Long Island with her children and Tony, whom she chose over her teenage love Jim in Ireland. When she learns that Tony wants to raise his illegitimate child within their family, she travels back to her homeland. There, her old feelings resurface. With breathtaking intensity and psychological clarity, Tóibín tells the story of the game of hide-and-seek that unfolds between the former lovers. The new novel by the author of "Brooklyn" compellingly explores conflicting emotions. Colm Tóibín, born in Enniscorthy in 1955, is one of the most important Irish authors of the present. His first novel, "The South" (1994), was already celebrated by critics. His work has been awarded numerous prizes. Published by Hanser are the Henry James novel "The Master" (2005), "Brooklyn" (2010), "Nora Webster" (2016), and most recently "The Magician" (2021). He has been named the Laureate for Irish Fiction for 2022-2024. "Long Island" was translated into German by Ditte and Giovanni Bandini.

Admission: 14,-/12,-/7,- €

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