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Wednesday, 15th July, 2020
Paul Muldoon is a former radio and television producer for the BBC in Belfast. He has taught at Princeton University for more than 30 years. He is the author of 13 collections of poetry, including Moy Sand and Gravel, for which he won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize, and the recent Frolic and Detour.
Paul Muldoon and Colm Toibin in conversation with Jeet Thayil
"Brave New World marks Bloomsday, 16 June, with a special session celebrating James Joyce’s great modernist masterpiece, Ulysses. Two of the greatest living Irish writers discuss the influence of Joyce and Irish literature with Booker shortlisted poet and novelist, Jeet Thayil. The great Irish poet, Paul Muldoon, has previously adapted The Dead as an immersive play with his wife, Jean Hanff Korelitz. Colm Tóibín, arguably Ireland’s greatest living novelist, recently wrote Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know about the fathers of Yeats, Joyce and Wilde, and their influence on Ireland’s most famous writers. Together, the three writers look at the influence of Joyce and why Ulysses still matters today. "