This is the most astonishing piece of writing, lyrical in its emotion and spare in its construction ... Toibin has crafted an unmissable read' Sunday Herald
Colm Toibin was born in Ireland in 1955. He is the author of five novels, most recently The Master, which was shortlisted for the 2004 Man Booker Prize. His non-fiction includes Bad Blood, Homage to Barcelona and The Sign of the Cross. His work has been translated into seventeen languages. He lives in Dublin.