Colm Tóibín

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Colm Tóibín


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in Enniscorthy, Ireland
May 30, 1955

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Colm Toibin was born in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford in 1955. He studied at University College Dublin and lived in Barcelona between 1975 and 1978. Out of his experience in Barcelona be produced two books, the novel ‘The South’ (shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award and winner of the Irish Times/ Aer Lingus First Fiction Award) and ‘Homage to Barcelona’, both published in 1990. When he returned to Ireland in 1978 he worked as a journalist for ‘In Dublin’, ‘Hibernia’ and ‘The Sunday Tribune’, becoming features editor of ‘In Dublin’ in 1981 and editor of Magill, Ireland’s current affairs magazine, in 1982. He left Magill in 1985 and travelled in Africa and South America. His journalism from the 1980s was collected in ‘The Trial of the G ...more

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Beloved author of the novel Brooklyn and many others, Colm Tóibín will read from his latest novel, House of Names, to celebrate its paperback release. He's joined by and will be interviewed by Carys Davies, winner of the Frank O'Connor Short Story Award, on the release of her first no...

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November 2012, Colm Tóibín
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“Ending a novel is almost like putting a child to sleep—it can't be done abruptly.”
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“..Some of our loves and attachments are elemental and beyond our choosing, and for that very reason they come spiced with pain and regret and need and hollowness and a feeling as close to anger as I will ever be able to imagine. ”
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“Some people are nice and if you talk to them properly, they can be even nicer." -Rose”
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