Colm Tóibín’s books of the year
  • Books
  • November 30, 2013, 06:00

Wexford Castles: Environment, Settlement and Society by Billy Colfer (Cork University Press) introduced and illustrated fascinating aspects of Wexf(...)

 Colum McCann, author of TransAtlantic. Photograph: Alan Betson

One of Britain’s most consistently original novelists, Jim Crace, emerged on the publication of his “final” novel, Harvest, last spring as an early fa(...)

Gavin Corbett, author of This Is the Way

Dublin-based writer Gavin Corbett and the poet John Montague were among the prize winners at this year’s Listowel Writers’ Week, which opened last ni(...)

Impac shortlisted: Kevin Barry. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Last month, over a seven-day period, a flurry of lists appeared that, if nothing else, got people tutting, griping and generally talking about (...)