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, 2017from Bookworm
Colm Tóibín discusses his deeply personal story of a provincial Irishwoman who sets aside motherhood to grapple with grief.
Jan. 15, 2015from Bookworm
Colm Tóibín candidly describes the inspirations for the stories in his first collection.
Apr. 17, 2008from Bookworm
Dunce, by Mary Ruefle, finds meaning everywhere.
Sep. 12from Bookworm
When is the last time you saw a play with a cast of eight complex women? I see a lot of theater and I think my answer is right next to never ...but an all female cast isn’t the only…
Aug. 19from Opening the Curtain
'Crazy Rich Asians' was a huge box office hit, but one of the screenwriters won't be returning for the two sequels after she learned her male screenwriter had been offered more than 8…
Sep. 6from Hollywood Breakdown
Over the past year, China has almost stopped accepting America’s recyclables. More than 200 recycling centers in California closed last month.
Sep. 11from Greater LA
This is Rob Long and on today’s Martini Shot I try to talk some sense into the most stubborn jerk I know —me — and try to make him take the advice he’s always giving to other people,…
Aug. 21from Martini Shot
Author and screenwriter Walter Mosley says he left a writer's room over a complaint about his language.
Sep. 16from KCRW Features
Kristin’s daughter was just 16 years old when she began to struggle with drug addiction - methamphetamine, heroin, and more. It brought Kristin to her knees.
Sep. 10from Nocturne
Katya Apekina’s novel The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish has a dark sense of humor, and an interest in the soul.
Sep. 5from Bookworm
When Ben Berman set out to make ‘The Amazing Johnathan Documentary,’ he figured it would be a poignant film about an ailing comedian and magician.
Aug. 23from The Business