Colm Tóibín is an Irish novelist, poet and critic. His work has been nominated multiple times for the Booker Prize and won the Costa Novel and Impac Awards, amongst others. Tóibín has worked as a journalist, published nine novels, two collections of stories, multiple plays and numerous works of non-fiction and criticism. He has also held teaching positions at Princeton, the University of Manchester and Columbia University and had his work translated into thirty languages. Tóibín’s latest novel, The Magician, is out in paperback now.