Novelists Colm Tóibín (Nora Webster) & Rachel Kushner (The Flamethrowers)
Writers Guild Theatre (Beverly Hills, CA)
Critically acclaimed Irish novelist Colm Tóibín will be interviewed by New York Times bestselling author (and L.A. local) Rachel Kushner in this rare literary event. The two authors will read excerpts from their works and discuss how each creates characters that erupt off the page. In Tóibín’s masterful new novel, Nora Webster, he portrays a fiercely compelling young Irish widow and mother of four navigating grief and fear — and struggling for hope. Kushner’s bestselling novel, The Flamethrowers, tells of a gutsy young protagonist who arrives in New York in 1977, believing her art must “involve risk.” These two authors, though from seemingly opposite ends of the literary spectrum, come together at this special event over a deep respect and fascination of each other’s work.