Colm Tóibín is the author of nine novels, including The Blackwater Lightship; The Master, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Brooklyn, winner of the Costa Book Award; The Testament of Mary; and Nora Webster, as well as two story collections, and Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know, a look at three nineteenth-century Irish authors. He is the Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University. Three times shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Tóibín lives in Dublin and New York.
"[The Empty Family] reconfirms his mastery of the short story....
Toíbín raised his profile with the exquisitely bittersweet
Brooklyn, and this collection is every bit as rich... Likely to
rank with the best story collections of the year."--Kirkus (starred
"This is some of Toíbín's most beautiful and heart-stopping writing. The story 'The Street' is one of the great love stories of our time, gay or straight."--Edmund White, author of City Boy
"A collection that will only further fuel Toibin's ascent through English fiction."--The Independent (UK)
"The work of a supreme writer who only improves."--The Times (U.K.)