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Clytemnestra Revisited: Colm Tóibín with Louise Glück

In his forthcoming book House of Names, award-winning author Colm Tóibín inhabits the mind of one of Greek mythology’s most divisive characters, Clytemnestra, retelling her tragic story of power, deception, and murder. Tóibín’s humanizing revelation of Agamemnon’s wife and killer imagines the love, lust, and pain that must have driven her. Join Tóibín for an exploration of the character's enduring intrigue and relevance. 

Colm Tóibín is the author of seven novels, including The Master, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Brooklyn, winner of the Costa Book Award; The Testament of Mary, and Nora Webster, as well as two story collections. Three times shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Tóibín lives in Dublin and New York. 

Joining Tóibín for an exploration of the character's enduring intrigue and relevance is the beloved award-winning poet Louise Glück.