Colm Tóibín appointed chancellor of Liverpool University

Posted in Life on February 2nd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Novelist Colm Tóibín has been appointed chancellor of the University of Liverpool. The author, who won the 2009 Costa novel of the year with Brooklyn, accepted the role because of the part universities play promoting ideas and connections, which, he said. mattered now more than ever …” (more)

[Danuta Kean, Irish Times, 2 February]

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UCC lecturer gets Tony nomination for controversial play

Posted in Life on May 2nd, 2013 by steve

“‘The Testament of Mary’ may have drawn the ire of Catholic protestors who denounced the play as blasphemous but it has secured a number of Tony Award nominations for some Corkonians involved. Cork actress Fiona Shaw, who plays Mary, the mother of Jesus in Colm Tóibín’s one-woman play, has been overlooked despite a well reviewed performance …” (more)

[Brian Hayes Curtin, Cork Independent, 2 May]

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Toibin to accept smaller fee for Amis teaching post

Posted in Teaching on January 27th, 2011 by steve

“Novelist Colm Toibin will take over from Martin Amis as professor of creative writing at the University of Manchester – but on a reduced salary …” (more)

[Jason O’Brien, Independent, 27 January]

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