Posts Tagged ‘Colm Tóibín’

Colm Tóibín, Dómhnal Slattery honorees at Glucksman Ireland House awards dinner

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 GlucksmanRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Finola Dwyer Shopping Brooklyn TV Spinoff

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 showRead more..

Forty Shades of Brooklyn

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 mostRead more..

The Testament of Mary: Tóibín, Shaw and Warner at the PEN World Voices Festival

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 inRead more..

Review of Books

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 GardenRead more..

Irish Roots:
The History of the Tobins

Tobin is not an indigenous Irish name, but the family can be regarded as having become completely hibernicized. Its Irish form, Toibín, is a gaelicized version of the Norman ‘St. Aubyn.’ Another interpretation is that the name was first called de St. Aubyn and the original bearers were from Aubyn, in Brittany, France. According toRead more..

Book Reviews

A sampling of the latest Irish books on offer. ℘℘℘ RECOMMENDED  Telling an as-yet-untold story about the heroic FDNY mission of September 11, Terry Golway writes: “Lieutenant Bob Bohack faced the dilemma of his career. He had his orders: He was to help extinguish the fire on the 79th floor. But those orders were givenRead more..