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Colm Tóibín: The Magician


This event is available on demand from 1.45pm AEDT/1.15pm ACDT, Thursday 10 March until 145pm AEDT/1.15pm ACDT, Saturday 12 March 2022

From The Heather Blazing to The Master, Colm Tóibín is acclaimed for his skill at entering the mind of the writer. In The Magician, he turns his perspicacious eye to Thomas Mann. Outwardly genteel, inwardly tormented, cautious yet impatient, suspicious of the powerful but welcomed in their homes, Tóibín’s Mann is a writer who withdraws from a world losing its sanity, but finds himself dragged back into the mess of the times. Desire, exile, family – the themes are ambitious, but in Tóibín’s deft hands, a superbly crafted epic has emerged.

In this online event, Tóibín will be joined by journalist Caroline Baum.

Presented in partnership with Adelaide Writers’ Week

This event takes place online and is available on demand from 1.45pm AEDT/1.15pm ACDT, Thursday 10 March until 1.45pm AEDT/1.15pm ACDT, Saturday 12 March 2022. To avoid disruption, please ensure you have finished watching by this time. The viewing period cannot be extended for those who did not view the event prior to this time.


Colm Tobin

Colm Tóibín was born in Ireland in 1955. He is the author of five previous novels, collections of short stories and many works of non-fiction. He has twice been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for The Blackwater Lightship (1999) and The Master (2004), while The Master won The International IM... Read more

Caroline Baum

Caroline Baum is a respected journalist and presenter.  She has worked for the BBC, ABC, Time Life Books, Vogue magazine (UK and Australia), was the founding editor of Good Reading magazine and the editorial director of Booktopia. Caroline has been a judge of the Stella Prize and the Ned Kelly ... Read more

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