Colm Tóibín

One of my frustrations as a reader is learning about an excellent book or writer that I know I won’t find the time to read (because my want to read list is already so long). Today I listened the New York Times Book Review Podcast of May 3, 2024, in which Sarah Lyall interviews Colm Tóibín.

Tóibín, who is an Irish writer aged 68, has just published Long Island, the sequel to his novel Brooklyn, which was published in 2009. Tóibín, in addition to writing novels, teaches at Columbia University and writes nonfiction, essays, and reviews. In the interview, Tóibín is articulate, intelligent, and likeable, and in another life I would take classes taught be him.