Earlier this year Colm Tóibín spoke before an audience the Victoria Gallery Museum in Liverpool. The author and University of Liverpool Chancellor read excerpts from his latest novel House of Names. The work is a retelling of one part of the classic Greek trilogy The Oresteia and depicts Clytemnestra’s revenge for the murder of her daughter.
This special bonus episode features Tóibín’s fascinating and funny insights into the challenges he faced adapting a story that is 2,500 years old.
Colm Tóibín is an award-winning Irish author, playwright and journalist. He is the author of eleven novels, including Brooklyn, the Costa Novel of the Year in 2009 that was adapted into an Academy Award nominated and BAFTA winning film in 2015.
Colm previously appeared on the University of Liverpool Podcast to discuss how he perceives the role of universities in society – and what they should hope to achieve in the coming years.
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