Colm Tóibín first went to Barcelona in 1975 as a 20-year-old (two months before the death of General Franco). He stayed for three years, working as a teacher and returned many times over the years, writing about his love affair with the region in his book Homage to Barcelona. In this episode, he joins Eamon to give an insight into the current situation in the region.
Eamon is joined by the novelist, playwright and poet, Colm Tóibín to discuss his latest novel 'House of Names'. The book has been described by The Guardian as "a brilliant retelling of a Greek tragedy" and, on the podcast, Tóibín explains how modern day terror prompted him to write the novel.