Brandon Taylor in conversation with Colm Tóibín

Join Brandon Taylor in conversation with Colm Tóibín at the Cambridge Literary Festival


Sunday 25th April, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

  • In Conversation
  • Online event


About the Event

Brandon Taylor has made quite a splash with his debut novel Real Life. Shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize, a New York Times Editors’ choice, a Guardian summer reading choice plus attracting a whole host of fans including Daisy Johnson, Roxanne Gay, Garth Greenwell and prizewinning writer Colm Tóibín, who will join Brandon to discuss his breath-taking campus novel about solitude and society, sexuality and race.   

£6 - Single Event Ticket 
£35.00-£50 Cambridge Literary Festival pass 

The full line up for the Cambridge Literary Festival (online) can be found here

About the Book

Real Life
Real Life

Brandon Taylor

Publisher:Penguin Putnam Inc

Publication date:18 Feb 2020


4.28 out of 5
8 reviews
"With the rigour of the laboratory, Taylor wields scalpel-like prose, putting human behaviours — along with Wallace’s Petri-dish worms — under the microscope."
Financial Times
"this is a brilliant book, worthy of a wide audience"
The Observer
"With its icily cool sentences, mysterious tonal shifts and determinedly open ending, Taylor’s novel is also a curiously liquid thing"
The Guardian
"a brilliant debut novel as elegiac as it is precise"
The Daily Telegraph
"unquestionably the queer novel of the year"
Irish Times
"a sharp, witty and generous writer"
Literary Review
"The prose is exact and clear"
The Times
"Taylor has written an economical, patient and incisive examination of race relations in present-day America."
London Review of Books