The Art of Reading: a monthly book club hosted
by Colm Tóibín, the Laureate for Irish Fiction
The Laureate for
Irish Fiction is proud to present The Art of Reading, a monthly book club for
library book clubs across the country and offered as an online event for
readers everywhere on the last Thursday of every month.
February, the Laureate will meet a different library book club each month to
discuss a novel by an Irish writer, highlighting outstanding Irish writing and
celebrating the reader and book clubs. The selected titles will include new
work by contemporary Irish writers as well as novels from the past that the
Laureate wishes to bring to a new generation of readers. Readers, book
lovers and book clubs everywhere are invited to join in the Art of Reading with
the Laureate, to read these outstanding books and to engage in reading in a
deep and focused way.
How can readers everywhere take part in The Art of Reading?
While the book club events themselves will take place with a different library book club each month, a video recording will be posted here, on the Art of Reading book club page, on the last Thursday of each month. Links will also be shared on the Laureate for Irish Fiction social media channels and will be available in podcast form on the Arts Council's podcast channel.
||To join in The Art of Reading read the books and tune in to Colm’s conversation on the selected book each month on the Arts Council’s youtube and podcast channels. Download the full list of Colm Tóibín’s selected books for 2022 here in The Art of Reading Book List 2022
The Art of Reading February Book Club with Colm Tóibín | Episode 1 Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan
The Art of Reading March Book Club with Colm Tóibín | Episode 2 Esther Waters by George Moore
The Art of Reading April Book Club with Colm Tóibín | Episode 3 | The Pages by Hugo Hamilton
The Art of Reading May Book Club with Colm Tóibín | Episode 4 | Homesickness by Colin Barrett
The Art of Reading June Book Club with Colm Tóibín | Episode 5 | In the Middle of the Fields by Mary Lavin
Details of The
Art of Reading Book Club monthly events can be found (as they become available) on the Arts Council
website at: https://www.artscouncil.ie/laureate/ via Facebook at www.facebook.com/LaureateIrishFiction and follow @LaureateFiction on Twitter #TheArtofReading and Instagram
laureateirishfiction and on the Arts Council podcast channel
The Art of Reading Book Club is an initiative of the Arts
Council and the Laureate for Irish Fiction, in partnership with Libraries