'Nora Webster' by Colm Tóibín

Colm Tóibín’s latest novel, Nora Webster, has landed on multiple best of the year lists. It’s a fitting tribute for a book that is largely about taking stock…. read more

'The Testament of Mary' by Colm Tóibín

Catholic groups and the Vatican have nothing to worry about. Tóibín, an Irishman raised Catholic, not only has the respect for Mary that one might have for their own mother, but also for who she is in terms of religion, and, arguably history – the ultimate, most famous mother of all…. read more

'New Ways to Kill Your Mother: Writers and Their Families' by Colm Tóibín

“A happy childhood,” Colm Tóibín tells us, “may make good citizens, but it is not a help for those of us facing a blank page.” Withholding or meddlesome fathers, control-freak mothers, siblings whose sexual hijinks would make polite society shudder—these are the stimuli that fill blank pages with art. And Tóibín in New Ways to Kill Your Mother (Scribner) mines this potent field of twisted and troublesome literary families for all it’s worth.
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Most Anticipated: The Great Second-Half 2012 Book Preview

According to editors at TheMillions.com, “the remainder of this year (and the hazy beginning of next year) is shaping up to be a jackpot of literary riches.” The groundbreaking new titles happen to include works by celebrated queer writers Emma Donoghue and Colm Tóibín. Check out the whopping 76-piece list here…. read more