May 30, 2022

Colm Tóibín and Anuk Arudpragasam in conversation

Entre Nous
Reid Hall | 4, rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris
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Join us for an evening of readings and exchanges between Colm Tóibín and Anuk Arudpragasam. The Magician, Tóibín’s book on Thomas Mann, won the 2022 Rathbone Prize, and Arudpragasam’s latest novel, A Passage North was shortlisted in 2022 for a Man Booker Prize.

Parisian Anglophone bookstore The Red Wheelbarrow will be present at the event for book sales.

About the speakers:

Credit: Brigitte Lacombe

Colm Tóibín is an Irish novelist, essayist, playwright, and poet. He is currently the Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University. He has been short-listed 3 times for the Booker Prize and has won the Los Angeles Times Novel of the Year, the Costa Novel of the Year, the Stonewall Book Award, the Lambda Literary Award, and the Irish PEN Award for his contribution to Irish literature. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is a vice president of the Royal Society of Literature.

Credit: Ferrante Ferranti

Anuk Arudpragasam is a novelist and translator from Colombo, Sri Lanka. His first novel, The Story of a Brief Marriage, won the 2017 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and was shortlisted for the 2017 Dylan Thomas Prize. His second novel, A Passage North, was shortlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize and is currently longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. In 2019 he received a doctorate in philosophy from Columbia University.

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This conversation is part of the Entre Nous series organized in partnership with the The American Library in Paris and Columbia Global Centers | Paris.


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