Patrick McGrath & Thomas O’Malley

April 28, 2013
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Thomas O’Malley is the author of the novel In the Province of Saints, selected as one of the best books of 2005 by Booklist and the New York Public Library. He earned his MFA at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and teaches at Dartmouth College. Raised in Ireland and England, O’Malley currently lives in the Boston area. He reads from his novel: This Magnificent Desolation

“A beautiful, floating novel. Thomas O’Malley writes with grace and style and bravery. There is not an ounce of cynicism here. While most of us remain earthbound, O’Malley allows us to believe that we can, at various times, go to an imaginative elsewhere. Even the desolation can have its own magnificence. O’Malley is a great talent, reminiscent of another fine Irish writer, Sebastian Barry.”Colum McCann

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Patrick McGrath is the author of several critically acclaimed novels, including Asylum, Martha Peake, Port Mungo, Trauma, and Spider. Three of his novels have been adapted into films, including David Cronenberg’s Spider (2002), for which McGrath wrote the screenplay. Born in London, McGrath lives in New York. He reads from his novel: Constance
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“Patrick McGrath is one of the age’s most elegantly accomplished divers into the human psyche, and in his new novel he brings us another resonant sounding from that deep well. Constance is an intricate, multi-layered and, in the end, surprisingly tender work from a master writer.”—John Banville


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