If there’s one man in the literary world who must be sick by now of being asked “third time lucky?”, it’s most likely my next guest. After hitting the proverbial crossbar in 1999 with The Blackwater Lightship and in 2004 with The Master, tomorrow evening Colm Toibin will find out if his book The Testament of Mary has prevailed over the 5 other shortlisted novels at the Booker Prize dinner in London, from where he spoke to Sean.
Colm Toibin’s first event post Booker is at the Red Line Book Festival this week.
On Reader’s Day, 19 Oct, Colm Toibin will be interviewed on stage by Dermot Bolger on Saturday morning 19 Oct.
A few tickets are available from Civic Theatre 01 462 7477
Other authors on Reader’s Day also include Fintan O’Toole, Mary Kenny, Harry Clifton, and Deirdre Purcell.
The Red Line Book Festival 15-20 Oct 2013 is now in its second year. It’s run by South Dublin Libraries.
Full programme available on www.redlinebookfestival.com