Mary barely speaks in the Gospels, and yet her frequent appearance in Christian iconography is immense and powerful; her abiding presence in Catholicism is central. How, then, can the novelist imagine Mary and find her voice? What would it mean if she were to speak?
Colm Toibin is the author of eight novels, including The Master and Brooklyn, and two collections of stories. His play “The Testament of Mary” was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play in 2013. He is Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of Humanities at Columbia University.
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