Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Colm TÓIBÍN wins the 2006 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

IRISH NOVELIST Colm Tóibín is the winner of the 2006 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the world’s most lucrative literary prize for a single work of fiction in English, for his novel, The Master (2005), an exploration of the tortured soul of 19th-century American novelist and critic Henry James. He is the first Irish to win the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

TÓIBÍN Colm [1955-] Novelist, journalist. Born in Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland. Novels The Master (2004: winner of the 2006 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the 2004 Los Angeles Times Prize for Fiction; shortlisted for the 2004 Booker Prize for Fiction); The Blackwater Lightship (1999: shortlisted for the 1999 Booker Prize for Fiction and the 2001 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award); The Story of the Night (1996: 1998 Ferro-Grumley Award); The Heather Blazing (1992: winner of the Encore Award for Best Second Novel); The South (1990: winner of the 1991 Irish Times/Aer Lingus First Novel Prize; shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award) Stories Mothers and Sons (2006) Nonfiction Lady Gregory’s Toothbrush (2002); Love in a Dark Time (2001); The Irish Famine (with Diarmaid Ferriter) (1999); The Trial of the Generals: Selected Journalism, 1980-1990 (1990); Walking Along the Border (1987: republished in 1994 as Bad Blood: A Walk Along the Irish Border); Martyrs and Metaphors (1987) Travel The Sign of the Cross: Travels in Catholic Europe (1994); Homage to Barcelona (1990) Edited The New York Stories of Henry James (2005); Synge: A Celebration (2005); The Penguin Book of Irish Fiction (1999)


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