Colm Tóibín: How Rules of Craft Inhibit Creativity
At the Words Ireland Lecture Series
Colm Tóibín gives the third installment to the Words Ireland Lecture Series. This modern master discusses the craft of James Joyce—and the idea of craft itself. Is craft a concept more suited to poetry? Could strict ideas around craft actually be a hindrance to novelists and short story writers? Could they inhibit creativity?
Colm Tóibín was born in Ireland in 1955. He is the author of nine novels including the Booker-shortlisted The Blackwater Lightship and The Master. His short stories, drama, and criticism have won several awards and wide acclaim.
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