Colm Tóibín on the Crisis in Catalonia (from ‘The Stand’ – Radio)

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Irish intellectual, author of two books on Catalonia including “Homage to Barcelona”, and resident of Barcelona, joined Irish radio presenter Eamon Dunphy for a lively discussion regarding the crisis in Catalonia, in early October 2017. You can listen to it here.

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.