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'Brooklyn' Author Colm Tóibín On Writing And Yeats

Irish novelist Colm Tóibín is pictured at the WBUR studios. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Irish novelist Colm Tóibín is pictured at the WBUR studios. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

There’s a lot said in very few words in Irish author Colm Tóibín’s writing. His slim book, “Brooklyn,” was adapted into an Oscar-nominated film last year. He’s also one of today’s most celebrated Irish novelists, thanks to books like “The Blackwater Lightship” and “The Master.”

Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti talks with Tóibín about his work, and about the violence in the poetry of W. B. Yeats.

Note: This interview originally aired on Radio Boston on March 16, 2016.

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