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Colm Tóibín was born in Enniscorthy, Ireland in 1955. He studied history and English at University College Dublin, earning his B.A. in 1975. After graduating he moved to Barcelona for three years and taught at the Dublin School of English. In 1978 he returned to Dublin and began working on an M.A. in Modern English and American Literature. He wrote for In Dublin, Hibernia, and The Sunday Tribune. He became the Features Editor of In Dublin in 1981, and then a year later accepted the position of Editor for the Irish current affairs magazine Magill. His first book, Walking Along the Border, was published in 1987 and his first novel, The South, was published in 1990. He wrote for The Sunday Independent as a drama or television critic and political commentator. He writes regularly for The London Review of Books. He has written several other novels including The Story of the Night, The Blackwater Lightship, Brooklyn, The Testament of Mary, and Nora Webster. The Heather Blazing received the 1993 Encore Award and The Master received the 2006 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Stonewall Book Award, and the Lambda Literary Award. In 2015 he made The New Zealand High Profile Titles List with All The Light We Cannot See. He was short listed for the 2015 Folio Prize for his title Nora Webster. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Master 2,886 copies, 85 reviews
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The Testament of Mary 1,236 copies, 104 reviews
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The Story of the Night 681 copies, 20 reviews
Mothers and Sons: Stories 662 copies, 13 reviews
House of Names 591 copies, 34 reviews
The Empty Family: Stories 551 copies, 25 reviews
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The South 381 copies, 8 reviews
Homage to Barcelona 233 copies, 6 reviews
On Elizabeth Bishop 103 copies, 3 reviews
Lady Gregory's Toothbrush 90 copies, 4 reviews
The Shortest Day 38 copies, 10 reviews
New Writing from Ireland (Editor) 35 copies
Synge: A Celebration 10 copies, 1 review
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Summer of '38 4 copies, 1 review
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Vinegar Hill: Poems 1 copy, 1 review
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Sleep 1 copy
The Sun Also Rises (Introduction, some editions) 20,984 copies, 300 reviews
The Portrait of a Lady (Afterword, some editions) 10,155 copies, 119 reviews
Another Country (Introduction, some editions) 2,544 copies, 37 reviews
The Go-Between (Introduction, some editions) 2,050 copies, 36 reviews
The Hour of the Star (New Directions Paperbook) (Introduction, some editions) 1,637 copies, 59 reviews
The Book of Evidence (Introduction, some editions) 1,422 copies, 24 reviews
The Discovery of France: A Historical Geography (Introduction, some editions) 1,176 copies, 27 reviews
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Captains of the Sands (Introduction, some editions) 720 copies, 16 reviews
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De Profundis and Other Writings (Editor, some editions) 601 copies, 7 reviews
Death in Spring (Introduction, some editions) 326 copies, 20 reviews
Finbar's Hotel (Contributor) 295 copies, 9 reviews
Mortification: Writers' Stories of Their Public Shame (Contributor) 281 copies, 4 reviews
Voices in the Evening (Introduction, some editions) 186 copies, 1 review
First Folio: A Little Book of Folio Forewords (Contributor) 160 copies, 1 review
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Irish writer Colm Tóibín, born in 1955, worked as a journalist before achieving fame as a fiction writer. His works often depict Irish society and explore themes of creativity and homosexuality.
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