Politics & Prose Irish Voices: Fintan O’Toole | We Don’t Know Ourselves

Fintan O'Toole | WE DON'T KNOW OURSELVES website

Wednesday, March 16th • 7:00 PM ET

Politics and Prose Bookstore at Union Market 
1270 5th Street Northeast 
Washington, DC 20002 

Join Solas Nua, Politics & Prose, Global Irish Studies at Georgetown University and the Embassy of Ireland for a conversation with author Fintan O'Toole, discussing his forthcoming book, "We Don't Know Ourselves"

Fintan O’Toole was born in the year the revolution began. It was 1958, and the Irish government―in despair, because all the young people were leaving―opened the country to foreign investment and popular culture. So began a decades-long, ongoing experiment with Irish national identity. In We Don’t Know Ourselves, O’Toole, one of the Anglophone world’s most consummate stylists, weaves his own experiences into the social, cultural, and economic changes Ireland was facing, showing how the country, in just one lifetime, has gone from a reactionary “backwater” to an almost totally open society—perhaps the most astonishing national transformation in modern history.

Fintan O’Toole is a columnist for the Irish Times and a professor at Princeton University. A regular contributor to the New York Review of Books and the Guardian, as well as the bestselling author of The Politics of Pain and other books, he lives in Princeton, New Jersey, and Dublin, Ireland.

This event is part of our Irish Voices series with Politics & Prose where we highlight exceptional Irish literature in partnership with our friends at the Embassy of Ireland, and Global Irish Studies at Georgetown Unviversity.

Attendees must provide an ID, proof of vaccination, and wear a mask during the event.

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