Tóibín talks about guest editorship of Ploughshares

Colm Toibin on Guest Editing Ploughshares

Colm Toibin reveals what it's like to guest edit Ploughshares and what his process is.

Bridgit Brown

April 20, 2011

Irish writer and novelist Colm Tóibín visited campus April 7 to sign copies of his latest work, The Empty Family Stories, a collection of short stories. Tóibín was also guest editor of the spring issue of Ploughshares, the award-winning, Emerson-based literary journal. In this video, he discusses the process of guest editorship, and how it worked for him and the featured writers. 

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