We will have new books by Colm Tóibín on hand to sell to the public and Colm has agreed to do a signing from 12:15 to 1pm on Sunday, November 19 in the hallway in front of Room 109 before the panel he will be participating in begins at 1pm in Room 109.

He will also be on a panel on Sunday: See Panel story elsewhere on this site.

Born 30 May 1955) Colm is an Irish novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist, critic, playwright and poet.

Colm Tóibín is the author of ten novels, including The Magician, winner of the Rathbones Folio Prize; The Master, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Brooklyn, winner of the Costa Book Award; The Testament of Mary; and Nora Webster, as well as two story collections and several books of criticism. He is the Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University and has been named as the Laureate for Irish Fiction for 2022–2024 by the Arts Council of Ireland. Three times shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Tóibín lives in Dublin and New York. 

Some of the Books by Colm Tóibín (more below)

His first novel, The South, was published in 1990. The Blackwater Lightship was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. The Master (a fictionalised version of the inner life of Henry James) was also shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won the 2006 International Dublin Literary Award, securing for Toíbín a bounty of thousands of euro as it is one of the richest literary awards in the world. 

His fellow artists elected him to Aosdána and he won the biennial “UK and Ireland Nobel”[4] David Cohen Prize in 2021.

He succeeded Martin Amis as professor of creative writing at the University of Manchester. He was appointed Chancellor of the University of Liverpool in 2017.