Tag Archives: colm tóibín

September 16

The Testament of Mary – Colm Tóibín and the reimagining of our culture. (Book Review)

They think I do not understand what is slowly growing in the world; they think I do not see the point of their questions and do not notice the cruel shadow that comes hooded in their faces or hidden in their voices when I say something pointless or foolish, something which leads us no where.  […]

September 11

The Man Booker Prize Short List

Well, it’s that time of year again – when I get my speed reading glasses out and run through the six Booker nominated novels before the fifteenth of October when the winner is announced. The short list is, in no particular order: We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo (Chatto & Windus) The Luminaries by […]