We welcome you for an event to celebrate his forthcoming novel, The Magician. Colm’s latest book tells the fascinating story of another acclaimed writer Thomas Mann, and the contradictions that plagued his life.
Thomas Mann would find himself on the wrong side of history in the First World War, championing the German army, and in the Second, he would anticipate the horrors of Nazism. He would have six children and, yet, keep his homosexuality hidden. He was a man forever connected to his family and bore witness to the ravages of suicide. He would write some of the greatest works of European literature, winning the Nobel Prize, but would never return to the country that inspired his creativity. Using Thomas Mann’s life as a centre point, Colm Tóibín tells the captivating and contradictory story of the Twentieth Century.