The Magician by Colm Tóibín

Colm Tóibín

Published by Viking in Hardback / Epub (£18.99) on 23-09-2021


The Magician is not a biography but a work of art, an emotional reckoning with a century of change, centred on a man who tried to stand upright but was swayed by the winds of that change. “Maybe,” one character says to Thomas early in the novel, “books have had their day.” Not while a master — a magician — like Tóibín is around, they haven’t’ The Times

  • ‘Remarkable’ John Banville

    ‘Stunning’ Anna Funder

    ‘A great imaginative achievement’ Richard Ford

    ‘No living novelist dramatises artistic creation as profoundly, as luminously, as Colm Tóibín, or conveys so well the entanglement of imagination and desire.’ Garth Greenwell

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