Colm Tóibín

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The new LGBTQ+ lit list, chosen by writers
From sensational memoirs to sublime poetry, Douglas Stuart, Ali Smith, Colm Tóibín and others share lesser-known books about queer life that deserve to be classics

09, Apr, 2023 @6:00 AM

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The Guardian view on Irish film: laughing all the way to the Oscars | Editorial
Editorial: A record crop of nominations is a reward for decades of investment across the creative industries. The British government should take note


27, Jan, 2023 @6:25 PM

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On my radar: Colm Tóibín’s cultural highlights
The Irish writer on New York’s hidden music scene, poetry and the wonders of Peru

Kathryn Bromwich

10, Dec, 2022 @3:00 PM

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A Guest at the Feast by Colm Tóibín review – words never fail him
The clarity of the novelist’s descriptive ability shines through essays on topics ranging from his treatment for cancer to the joys of an empty Venice

Rachel Cooke

29, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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A Guest at the Feast by Colm Tóibín review – a writer’s roots
Droll, careful reflections on Ireland, illness and religion in a welcome collection of essays

John Mullan

24, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Colm Tóibín quits role at Irish literary festival in row over volunteers
Future of Listowel Writers’ Week in question amid allegations of ‘toxic’ culture

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

14, Nov, 2022 @1:17 PM

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I’m not stoned, I’m just writing an opera! Colm Tóibín on how he got diva fever
From schoolboy trips to booze-ups with New York garbage men, the novelist recalls how he fell for the fabulous world of opera – and managed to break in, with a staging of his book about Henry James

Colm Tóibín

19, Oct, 2022 @3:00 PM

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The Guardian view on book prizes: don’t forget the children | Editorial
Editorial: In a changing awards landscape, fiction for young readers should not be left out in the cold


27, Jul, 2022 @5:25 PM

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Summer books: Bernardine Evaristo, Hilary Mantel, David Nicholls and more pick their favourites
Authors recommend their favourite recent reads, from addictive novels and fascinating cultural history to a game-changing graphic memoir

Bernardine Evaristo, Hilary Mantel, David Nicholls, Anne Enright, Sara Collins, Ali Smith, Jonathan Franzen, Pankaj Mishra, Colm Tóibín, Sarah Waters, Olivia Laing, Ian Rankin, Robert Macfarlane, Katherine Rundell, Mohammed Hanif, Polly Samson and Fatima Bhutto

25, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Irish novelist Colm Tóibín wins Rathbones Folio prize for The Magician
Fictionalised biography of writer Thomas Mann beats Booker prize-winner Damon Galgut to £30,000 award

Lucy Knight

22, Mar, 2022 @7:30 PM

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In brief: Cold Enough for Snow; The Magician; God Is Dead – reviews
A wistful, Tokyo-set novella, a dramatisation of the life of Thomas Mann and a compelling biography of a doomed Belgian cyclist

Ben East

06, Mar, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Damon Galgut and Colm Tóibín join ‘rich and large’ Rathbones Folio prize shortlist
Galgut’s Booker winner and Tóibín’s fictionalised biography of Thomas Mann are two of eight titles selected by the judges

Alison Flood

09, Feb, 2022 @7:30 PM

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