Picador is delighted to announce the publication of Long Island by Colm Tóibín

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Picador is delighted to announce the publication of Long Island by Colm Tóibín. 

In Colm Tóibín’s masterful new novel we are reunited with Eilis Lacey, the heroine of Brooklyn, twenty years on, in the 1970s, living with her husband, Tony Fiorello, and her children in a house in Long Island, rather too close to her Fiorello in-laws. A shocking piece of news at the opening of the novel propels Eilis back to Ireland, to a world she thought she had long left behind and to ways of living, and loving, she thought she had lost.

Mary Mount, Picador Publisher, said, ‘Colm Tóibín is one of the world’s finest writers and Brooklyn is a novel that was loved by readers around the world. It is overwhelming to be reunited with the characters of that novel once again and to see them anew. This is a novel of profound emotional resonance and enormous wit, both qualities having long been hallmarks of Tóibín’s writing. It is a huge thrill and privilege to be publishing this extraordinary new work which will be read by many readers for many decades to come.’

Colm Tóibín is the author of ten previous novels. His books have won the Rathbones Folio Prize, the Costa Prize, the David Cohen Award, the IMPAC Award and he has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize three times.

Picador will publish Long Island in May 2024. Picador is home to eleven of Tóibín’s backlist titles. Long Island was acquired from Peter Straus, RCW, for UK&Comm  excluding Canada excluding Australasia incl ebook, audio and serial. In America Nan Graham at Scribners will publish.

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