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Colm Toibin - Author

Colm Tóibín was born in Enniscorthy in 1955. He is the author of eight novels including Blackwater Lightship, The Master and The Testament of Mary, all three of which were nominated for the Booker Prize, with The Master also winning the IMPAC Award, and Brooklyn, which won the Costa Novel Award. He has also published two collections of stories and many works of non-fiction. His most recent novel is Nora Webster. He lives in Dublin.

If you like Colm Toibin you might also like to read books by Philip Pullman, Sebastian Barry and Michael Benoit.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Colm Toibin

Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
Colm Toibin
A great family drama about a young girl moving from Ireland to New Yok in search of work in the 1950's. Just as she feels life is going somewhere in Brooklyn she has to return to Ireland and the pleas...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2015
Nora Webster by Colm Toibin
Nora Webster
Colm Toibin
Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2014. Colm Toibin's Nora is a character as resonant as Anna Karenina or Madame Bovary and Nora Webster is a novel that illuminates our own lives in a way that is rare in literature....
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin
The Testament of Mary
Colm Toibin
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013. Colm Toibin's The Testament of Mary is the moving story of the Virgin Mary, told by a novelist famous for writing brilliantly about the family. From the author of Brooklyn, in a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/07/2013
The Empty Family Stories by Colm Toibin
The Empty Family Stories
Colm Toibin
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 16 June 2011. From the Pakistani immigrant who seeks some kind of permanence in a strange town to the Irish woman reluctantly returning to Dublin and discovering a city that refuses...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2010
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
Colm Toibin
Shortlisted for the Galaxy International Author of the Year 2010. December 2010 Good Housekeeping selection. Good Reading for Christmas by Maureen Lipman... 'The sensitive man in my life will get Colm Tóibín’s Brooklyn. He portrays the young...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/03/2010
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
Colm Toibin
Winner of the Costa Novel Award 2009. Costa Book Awards 2009 Judges' comment: "A wonderfully-observed story of love and loss." A great family drama about a young girl moving from Ireland to New Yok in search of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/05/2009
Mothers and Sons by Colm Toibin
Mothers and Sons
Colm Toibin
A beautifully written collection of stories about mother/son relationships. Thoroughly absorbing and moving. June 2010 Guest Editor Patrick Gale on Colm Toibin... Admirers of Toibin’s novels won’t feel short-changed here for, like Chekhov and Carver, his grasp of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/06/2007
The Master by Colm Toibin
The Master
Colm Toibin
Winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2006. Now in paperback this Man Booker shortlisted novel follows five years in the life of Henry James directly after his play ‘Guy Domville” flopped on the London stage. An intelligent and moving...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/01/2005
The Master by Colm Toibin
The Master
Colm Toibin
Get a preview of one of the ‘bookies favouritesâ for this yearâs Man Booker Prize
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/04/2004

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