Colm Toibin


Colm Tóibín was  born 30 May 1955, and is an Irish novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, journalist, critic and poet.

Tóibín is currently Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University and succeeded Martin Amis as professor of creative writing at the University of Manchester. He won the 2011 Irish PEN Award and that same year, was named one of Britain’s Top 300 Intellectuals by The Observer.