Colm Tóibín

Colm Tóibín was born in Ireland in 1955.  He is the author of seven novels including The Blackwater Lightship and The Master, both of which were shorlisted for the Booker Prize, and Brooklyn, which won the Costa Novel Award. The Testament of Mary, his most recent novel is shortlisted for this year’s Booker Prize.  He has also published two collections of short stories, Mothers and Sons and The Empty Family.  He is currently Mellon Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Nora Webster is his eighth novel.

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Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know by Colm Tóibín

In Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know, Colm Tóibín turns his incisive gaze to three of Ireland’s greatest writers, Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats and James Joyce, and their earliest influences: their fathers. From Wilde’s doctor father, a brilliant statistician and amateur archaeologist, who was taken to court by an obsessed lover in a strange premonition of […]

House of Names

A breathtaking story of a family at war with itself told by one of the world’s greatest living storytellers. “I have been acquainted with the smell of death. The sickly, sugary smell that wafts in the wind towards the rooms in this palace. It is easy now for me to feel peaceful and content. I […]