Colm Tóibín is the award-winning author of nine internationally acclaimed novels, including The Blackwater Lightship, The Master and The Testament of Mary, all three of which were nominated for the Man Booker Prize. The Master also won the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, Le Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction. Brooklyn, winner of the Costa Novel Award and finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, was made into an Oscar-nominated film in 2015. Nora Webster was a New York Times bestseller and was shortlisted for the Folio Prize. His two acclaimed short story collections are The Empty Family and Mothers and Sons. He is also the author of many works of nonfiction. He lives mainly in Dublin, Ireland. He presents House of Names.

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