Readings: Colm Tóibín and Paul Durcan
- Tue 08 May 2012
- 6:30 pm
Colm Tóibín and Paul Durcan will read from new work at Professor Tóibín’s final Manchester event.
Like Colm Tóibín, Paul Durcan is one of Ireland’s foremost writers and is renowned as both an outspoken critic of his native country and as a chronicler of its emergence from the repressions of the 1950s to the contradictions of the present day. His first book, Endsville (1967), has been followed by more than twenty others. In 2001 Paul Durcan received a Cholmondeley Award. He was the Ireland Professor of Poetry 2004-2007. Paul Durcan’s 22nd collection of poetry, Praise In Which I Live And Move And Have My Being is published in April 2012 by Harvill Secker.