Navigating the Writer’s Ethical Maze: Review of Colm Tóibín’s Brooklyn, at Durham Book Festival

In his award-winning novel, Brooklyn, Colm Tóibín treats the theme of homesickness with empathy born of personal experience, but also a writer’s detachment. Yurie Watanabe reviews his appearance at Durham Book Festival 2019, for which this novel was the Big Read. Brooklyn is a deceptively powerful story of a young Irish girl who leaves her... Continue Reading →

Durham Book Festival 2019

Durham is a 'City of Books'. A bold message from this year's Durham Book Festival, but one that will be proved accurate from 5th to 13th October when international authors come to the city as well as the County, and writers are inspired by the region to develop new work for the world. We're proud... Continue Reading →

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