Colm Tóibín is an Irish novelist and a professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He has been nominated several times for the Man Booker Prize.
In his novel House of Names, Colm Tóibín finds, in adapting Greek tragedy, a home for all of his old concerns and room for new ones, too.
Jun. 8, 2017
Colm Tóibín discusses his deeply personal story of a provincial Irishwoman who sets aside motherhood to grapple with grief.
Jan. 15, 2015
Colm Tóibín candidly describes the inspirations for the stories in his first collection.
Apr. 17, 2008
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