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2012/13 Eugene Meyer Lecture presents

Colm Tóibín in Conversation with Fintan O'Toole

Thursday, March 7, 2013

[Colm T&oacute;ib&iacute;n in Conversation with Fintan O'Toole] Colm T&oacute;ib&iacute;n, Photo by Steve Pyke
Colm Tóibín, Photo by Steve Pyke

Acclaimed Irish writer Colm Tóibín's many books include Brooklyn, The Blackwater Lightship, The Master, New Ways to Kill Your Mother: Writers and their Families and, most recently, The Testament of Mary. He is the Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University. The stage adaptation of The Testament of Mary, starring Fiona Shaw, previews at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway from March 26th.

Fintan O'Toole, the literary editor of the Irish Times, is currently the Leonard L. Milberg '53 Visiting Lecturer in Irish Letters at Princeton.


The Eugene Meyer Lecture was inaugurated in 2010/11 to commemorate Eugene Meyer (1875–1959), the owner and publisher of the Washington Post, chairman of the Federal Reserve, and first president of the World Bank. Previous Eugene Meyer Lectures have been given by Sir David Cannadine and Andrew Roberts.


Time: 5:30 pm

Location: Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium (RKC 103)