Read my recent publication, “An ‘Austere, Whispering Power’: An Interview with Colm Tóibín” in Columbia Journal
This interview developed after following Tóibín’s work through various stages of my own interest in British and Irish fiction, beginning with my early graduate reading of his short fiction collection Mothers and Sons. This experience was intensified after attending his reading and having dinner with Tóibín at Monroe Community College in 2010. After having written about his novel The Testament of Mary, and having talked with him at AWP in Seattle in 2014, I wrote an article about Tóibín’s spatial configurations and his relationship with postmodernism. This interview is a culmination of my questions pertaining to the distinct political and aesthetic textures of his work.