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HRC: Annual Donald Charlton Lecture

The Humanities Research Centre Annual Donald Charlton lecture, given this year by the Irish author Colm Tóibín, will take place from 5:30pm to 7:00pm on Thursday 14 January 2010 in the Arts Centre conference room.

Colm Tóibín will discuss his latest novel Brooklyn (Viking, April 2009) and other works with Professor Jeremy Treglown (Warwick).

The event is open to all, free of charge, and will be followed by a book signing and wine reception.

Colm Tóibín - Biography

Irish novelist and journalist Colm Tóibín was born in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford in Ireland in 1955 and was educated at University College Dublin where he read History and English. After graduating, he lived and taught in Barcelona, a city that he later wrote about in Homage to Barcelona (1990). He returned to Ireland and worked as a journalist before travelling through South America and Argentina. He is the author of a number of works of fiction and non-fiction and is a regular contributor to various newspapers and magazines. He was awarded the E. M. Forster Award in 1995 by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is a member of Aosdána, an Irish organisation founded to promote the arts.

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