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Colm Tóibín


Ireland (b.1955)

Colm Tóibín (born 1955 in Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland) is an Irish novelist and critic.

Genres: Literary Fiction, Historical, Mystery
 
New and upcoming books
May 2024

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Long Island
(Eilis Lacey, book 2)
Series
Eilis Lacey
   1. Brooklyn (2009)
   2. Long Island (2024)
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Novels
   The South (1990)
   The Heather Blazing (1992)
   The Story of the Night (1996)
   The Blackwater Lightship (1999)
   The Master (2004)
   The Testament of Mary (2012)
   Nora Webster (2014)
   House of Names (2017)
   The Magician (2021)
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Collections
   Mothers and Sons (2006)
   From the Republic of Conscience (2009) (with others)
   The Empty Family (2010)
   Vinegar Hill (poems) (2022)
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Plays
   Beauty in a Broken Place (2004)
   Pale Sister (2019)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   The Use of Reason (2006)
   The Shortest Day (2020)
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Anthologies edited
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Non fiction
   Seeing Is Believing (1985)
   Walking Along the Border (1987)
   Homage to Barcelona (1990)
   Dubliners (1992)
   Bad Blood (1994)
   The Sign of the Cross (1994)
   The Guinness Book of Ireland (1995) (with Bernard Loughlin)
   The Trial of the Generals (1995)
   Kilfenosa Teaboy (1996)
   Joseph Grigely (1997)
   The Modern Library (1999) (with Carmen Callil)
   The Irish Famine (1999) (with Diarmaid Ferriter)
   On the Edge (1999)
   Love in a Dark Time (2001)
   Lady Gregory's Toothbrush (2002)
   New Ways to Kill Your Father (2006)
   All a Novelist Needs (2010)
   A Brief Guide to the Modern Library (2011) (with Carmen Callil)
   A Guest at the Feast (2011)
   New Ways to Kill Your Mother (2012)
   On Elizabeth Bishop (2015)
   Henry James and American Painting (2017) (with Declan Kiely and Marc Simpson)
   Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know (2018)
   Prodigal Fathers (2018)
   One Hundred Years of James Joyce's Ulysses (2022)
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Series contributed to
Finbar's Hotel
   Finbar's Hotel (1997) (with others)
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Colm Tóibín recommends
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Wild Houses (2024)
Colin Barrett
"Wild Houses has a rare momentum that comes from the rhythms of the sentences, the vivid descriptions and the brilliantly chosen details. The momentum emerges also from the depth and complexity of the main characters and the wide sweep of the narrative. In a small town in the west of Ireland over a few days, a whole world, memorable and edgy, is captured for the reader."
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My Friends (2024)
Hisham Matar
"My Friends is a brilliant novel about innocence and experience, about friendship, family, and exile. It makes clear, once more, that Hisham Matar is a supremely talented novelist."
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Day (2023)
Michael Cunningham
"In Day, Michael Cunningham displays his great gift for creating memorable characters, for noticing the world in all its oddness and beauty, for writing about love and loss in tones that are both unsparing and tender."

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Anthologies containing stories by Colm Tóibín
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Midsummer Nights (2009)
Tales from the Opera
edited by
Jeanette Winterson

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