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Colm Tóibín

Saoirse Ronan: Home in Brooklyn

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.07.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Saoirse Ronan joined director John Crowley and producer Finola Dwyer for a discussion of the film Brooklyn, based on Colm Toibin's beloved novel. Ronan stars as Eilis Lacey, a young woman who comes to America from Ireland.

Colm Tóibín: On Giacometti

Louisiana Channel | Posted 10.12.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Watch as the award-winning Irish writer Colm Tóibín shares his thoughts on Giacometti's iconic 'Homme qui marche'. A timeless and inspirational sc...

Riveting Performance Anchors ACT's Controversial 'Testament'

Leo Stutzin | Posted 01.08.2015 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

Seana McKenna as Mary: opening her arms to a challenging role Photos by Kevin Berne Canadian actress Seana McKenna is divine. The role she fil...

The Testament of Mary: Nailed to the Cross

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.05.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The news that The Testament of Mary would close on Sunday hung in the air for Friday evening's performance, more prominently than any of the play's pr...

Tóibín's Mary Breaks Her Silence

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 07.01.2013 | Religion
Joseph Amodeo

Apprehensive is an understatement. Walking into see "The Testament of Mary," I had no idea what to expect; however, there are not enough adjectives to describe the energy and beauty with which this one-woman monologue unfolds on the stage of the Walter Kerr Theatre.

The Testament Of Mary: Blasphemy Or Blessing?

Fr. Edward L. Beck | Posted 06.28.2013 | Religion
Fr. Edward L. Beck

This enraged and grieving mother Mary grabs us by the throat and demands that we listen to the story that she has been preordained to tell.

Colm Toibin's 'Testament Of Mary' Brings Jesus' Mother Down To Earth

Posted 04.23.2013 | Religion

By Charles Austin Religion News Service NEW YORK (RNS) How far can one go in retelling a Bible story, adding things that are not in the original? ...

Colm Toibin's Virgin Mary Is Far From Meek And Mild

Religion News Service | Karen Long | Posted 12.08.2012 | Religion

(RNS) This month, as Christians set up their creches and assemble in churches to hear the story of the Nativity, one line, from Luke 2:19, speaks part...

Speak Easy: A Food Panel in Brooklyn

Cara Cannella | Posted 06.03.2011 | Home
Cara Cannella

I'm excited to provide a forum for some of the most talented, and passionate people I know to tell their stories of building businesses through partnerships with other Brooklyn-based companies.

The 10 Best Neglected Literary Classics

The Observer | Rachel Cooke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The ten best neglected literary classics - in pictures....

Exclusive Interview

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

I think fiction lends itself to messiness rather than the ideal, and plays well with the ironies surrounding what happens versus what should happen.

The Most Anticipated Books For The Beginning Of 2011 (PHOTOS)

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

There are some amazing books to look forward to in the first quarter of 2011! There won't be a better book of fiction all year than Rana Dasgupta's S...

Happy St. Patrick's Day: Celebrating Great Irish Writers (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Though Ireland is a small country, it has had a huge impact on the English-speaking world over the course of its history. Som...

For St. Patrick's Day, Top 10 Books About Ireland

Christian Science Monitor | Marjorie Kehe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Looking for something good to read on St. Patrick's Day? You've got your pick when it comes to both great Irish literature and that by the multitude o...

Colm Toibin On The Anger Of Exile

The New York Review of Books | Colm Toibin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In two recent novels, both written in English, two novelists from Lebanon now living in North America offer further dramatization of exile: they allow...

'Brooklyn' The 18th Pick For One Book, One Chicago, Chronicles Irish Immigrant’s Journey

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Early this afternoon, the mayor's office will announce that "Brooklyn," Colm Toibin's 2009 novel about an Irish immigrant's journey to 1950s Brooklyn,...

Indies Choice Book Award Finalists Announced

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The ABA (American Booksellers Association) announced the finalists for the Indies Choice Book Awards on Monday, which are chosen by any and all indepe...

Christopher Reid

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Poet Christopher Reid has been declared the surprise winner of the Costa Book of the Year Award for a collection in memory of his late wife, hailed by...

Colm Toibin Wins Costa Book Award For 'Brooklyn'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books


Great Books of 2009: Time to Name Men

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Publishing houses come out with so many great books every year that to list just five is way too hard. With that in mind, here is a list of the top five Y-chromosome penned books of 2009.