Multi-award-winning novelist and critic Colm Toibin discusses his life and work. Born in Ireland in 1955, Toibin is the author of five novels, including two shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize The Blackwater Lightship and The Master. His most recent novel Brooklyn won the prestigious 2009 Costa Novel Award. His non-fiction includes Bad Blood, Homage to Barcelona, The Sign of the Cross, and Love in a Dark Time.
Colm Tóibín was born in Ireland in 1955. He is the author of five previous novels, collections of short stories and many works of non-fiction.