University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Irlanda
Yaddo, 312 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, Stati Uniti
Columbia University, 116th St & Broadway, New York, NY 10027
University of Manchester, Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3BX, UK
Colm Tóibín (born 30 May 1955) is an Irish novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, journalist, critic and poet.
Tóibín is currently Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University and succeeded Martin Amis as professor of creative writing at the University of Manchester. He was appointed Chancellor of the University of Liverpool in 2017.
Hailed as a champion of minorities as he collected the 2011 Irish PEN Award, that same year he was named by The Observer one of "Britain's Top 300 Intellectuals" despite being Irish.
Tóibín is openly gay. He refrains from watching television, admitting to having experienced confusion between the politicians Ed Miliband and Ed Balls. He has expounded on the delights of a greasy fry-up in the morning.
Tóibín's 50th-birthday celebrations in Dublin featured a fracas between the playwright Tom Murphy and theatre impresario Michael Colgan. Murphy smashed his plate of curry down on Colgan's head.