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Hugo Hamilton in Conversation with Colm Tóibín—A Reading and Discussion

March 21, 2022

Join us for a reading and discussion with Hugo Hamilton, the internationally acclaimed Irish-German author, and Colm Tóibín. Hamilton will read from his new book, The Pages, which dramatically illuminates the connections between past and present as it looks at censorship, oppression, and violence. Interweaving the past and present with characters real and imagined, the novel tells the story of Joseph Roth, an Austrian Jewish author, and the survival of a single copy of his book, Rebellion.

Hugo Hamilton is the internationally acclaimed author of the memoirs The Speckled People (a New York Times notable book, hailed as a “masterpiece” by Colm Tóibín, translated into fifteen languages, and the winner of prizes in France and Italy) and The Harbor Boys. Also the author of five novels, one collection of short stories, and an original play, he has been awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for his unique contribution to literature and cross-cultural understanding. He lives in Dublin.

Colm Tóibín is the author of ten novels, including 'Brooklyn' and 'The Magician'. He is Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University.