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Led by James Naughtie, a group of readers talk to acclaimed authors about their best-known novels


Colm Toibin

August 3rd, 2008

Episode 248 of 428 episodes

Irish writer Colm Toibin joins James Naughtie and readers to discuss his Man Booker shortlisted novel The Master, a fictionalised account of five years in the life of Henry James. James is often thought of as a writer's writer and Toibin's story explores the difference and the tension between the master novelist and the private man, anxious, troubled and unsure.