Colm Tóibín in Conversation with Eamon DuffyAcclaimed novelist and journalist Colm Tóibín, newly appointed as Professor of Creative Writing at The University of Manchester’s Centre for New Writing, hosts a series of high-profile public events. These events will feature Professor Tóibín in conversation with specially invited guests including novelist Alan Hollinghurst and historian Roy Foster. The conversations will cover topics of current literary and cultural interest.
Eamon Duffy is an Irish Professor of the History of Christianity at the University of Cambridge, and former President of Magdalene College. He describes himself as a "cradle Catholic" and specializes in 15th to 17th century religious history of Britain.
His most recent book was Fires of Faith (Yale UP, 2009). Two previous titles, Faith of Our Fathers (2004) and Walking to Emmaus (2006), were both published by Continuum.