PRESENTED AS PART OF RED LINE BOOK FESTIVAL, 2021
Colm Tóibín’s magnificent new novel opens in a provincial German city at the turn of the twentieth century, where the boy, Thomas Mann, grows up with a conservative father, bound by propriety, and a Brazilian mother, alluring and unpredictable.
In a stunning marriage of research and imagination, Tóibín explores the heart and mind of a writer whose gift is unparalleled and whose life is driven by a need to belong and the anguish of illicit desire. The Magician is an intimate, astonishingly complex portrait of Mann.
Join award-winning author Colm Tóibín in conversation with author of White City Kevin Power.
Presented by Red Line Book Festival
Duration: 60 minutes
Age Suitability: 18+