Date: Friday, January 13 2017.
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.
Location: Hall de Galle, Galle Fort.
Henry James, though not very famous in his time, is one of the greatest novelists in Western Literature, transforming the novel form and influencing generations of writers after him, including Colm Tóibín.
This smart literary session looks at this great novelist of the past through the eyes of a great novelist of our time.
Tóibín’s magnificent novel, ‘The Master’, which won the Dublin IMPAC Prize, Prix du Meilleur Livre, the L.A. Times Book Prize and was short-listed for the Booker Prize, captures the extraordinary mind and heart of Henry James. Beautiful and profoundly moving, ‘The Master’ tells the story of this man who wrote so brilliantly about the human condition, and yet whose forays into intimacy inevitably failed those he tried to love.
In Tóibín’s brilliant set of essays on James, All a Novelist Needs, he analyses James from a novelist’s point of view, explaining his literary legacy. You will leave this session with an enhanced sense of the modern novel and of two great novelists.
“The work of a first-rate novelist artful, moving and very beautiful.” – The New York Times Book Review.
- Participant: Colm Tóibín.
- Moderator: Ashok Ferrey.