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Colm Tóibín at Lit East

posted 13 Jun 2012 04:54 by Anthony Wright   [ updated 2 Mar 2013 04:03 ]

Thursday 1 November 2012, 7.30pm.  £7 entry   SOLD OUT  

Colm Tóibín is the author of six novels including The Blackwater Lightship and The Master, both of which were shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and Brooklyn, which won the Costa Novel Award in 2009.  He has written two collections of short stories as well as plays and essays.  His novel The South won the Irish Times/Aer Lingus First Fiction Award.  His other awards include the Prix du Meilleur Livre and the LA Times Novel of the Year.  In 2011 he was awarded the Irish Pen Award for contribution to Irish literature.  His new collection of essays, New Ways to Kill your Mother: Writers and their Families, is published by Viking,  and his new novel The Testament of Mary is due to be published by Penguin in October.  He lives in Dublin, and is currently Mellon Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.   

Heart-wrenching delicacy and emotional depth. The Times                                photograph © Steve Pyke