Irish business leader Dómhnal Slattery and award-winning writer Colm Tóibín will be honored at the 8th Annual Gala on February 25 at the Kimmel Center for University Life, New York City. ℘℘℘ The annual event will be held on Tuesday, February 25 from 6:30-10:00 p.m. at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life. Loretta Brennan Glucksman will present Dómhnal with the Lewis … [Read more...] about Colm Tóibín, Dómhnal Slattery honorees at Glucksman Ireland House awards dinner
Meanwhile, Colm Tóibín’s Brooklyn will likely have a second life on the small screen.
Finola Dwyer – the New Zealand-born producer who guided Brooklyn to the big screen – has confirmed that she is in talks with the BBC to spin off various characters from Brooklyn as the basis for a television drama. The show would “revolve around the boarding house for young women run in the … [Read more...] about Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Finola Dwyer Shopping Brooklyn TV Spinoff
With a film version of Colm Tóibín’s 2009 novel Brooklyn, coming to American theaters later this year, Tom Deignan looks at the borough that was home to so many mid-century Irish immigrants. Back in January, a new generation of Brooklyn high school students were exposed to the beautiful prose of one of Irish America’s most gifted writers, Pete Hamill. “Bridge of Dreams,” an … [Read more...] about Forty Shades of Brooklyn
Several years ago, Colm Tóibín taught an evening class at the New School in New York. He called it “Relentlessness,” and before each class, he would drink a mix of a double espresso, Coca Cola, and sugar that he said he thinks pretty well mimics the effects of cocaine, and, as he put it in a panel discussion at the PEN World Voices Festival on May 3, “just go.” At least once, … [Read more...] about The Testament of Mary: Tóibín, Shaw and Warner at the PEN World Voices Festival
A selection of recently published books of Irish and Irish American interest. Click Here to purchase these books at Kenny's Books Recommended The Empty Family I did everything I could to not finish Colm Tóibín’s latest collection of short stories, The Empty Family. I stared out of a bus window and watched the monotonous Garden State Parkway go by; I purposely did not sit … [Read more...] about Review of Books