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Colm Tóibín

Irish novelist and writer

1955   -  

country of citizenship: Ireland
language of expression: English
educated at: University College Dublin
occupation: poet, novelist, journalist, playwright, literary critic, teacher, essayist, short story writer, writer
award received: Costa Book Awards, Lambda Literary Award, Irish PEN Award, E. M. Forster Award, International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, Encore Award, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Joan B. Cendrós International Award
influenced by: Frank O'Connor, Henry James, Ernest Hemingway, Elizabeth Bishop, D. H. Lawrence
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Colm Tóibín (Irish: [ˈkɔl̪ˠəmˠ t̪ˠoːˈbʲiːnʲ], approximately KOL-əm toh-BEEN; born 30 May 1955) is an Irish novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, journalist, critic, and poet.Tóibín is currently Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University in Manhattan and succeeded Martin Amis as professor of creative writing at the University of Manchester. He was appointed Chancellor of the University of Liverpool in 2017.Tóibín was called "a champion of minorities" by Arts Council director Mary Cloake as Tóibín collected the 2011 Irish PEN Award. That same year John Naughton, of The Observer, included Tóibín in his list of Britain's three hundred "public figures leading our cultural discourse" — despite Tóibín being Irish.
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Works

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The Story of the Night

book by Colm Tóibín

author: Colm Tóibín

1996

Brooklyn

novel by Colm Tóibín

author: Colm Tóibín

2009

The Heather Blazing

1992 novel by Colm Tóibín

author: Colm Tóibín

1992

The Testament of Mary

book by Colm Tóibín

author: Colm Tóibín

2012

The Blackwater Lightship

book by Colm Tóibín

author: Colm Tóibín

1999

Mothers and Sons

book by Colm Tóibín

author: Colm Tóibín

2006

Love in a Dark Time

book by Colm Tóibín

author: Colm Tóibín

2002

The Empty Family

book by Colm Tóibín

author: Colm Tóibín

2010

The Irish Famine

book by Colm Tóibín

author: Colm Tóibín, Diarmaid Ferriter

2001

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