Colm Tóibín’s New Ways To Kill Your Mother

I spent this past Mother’s Day reading Colm Tóibín’s New Ways To Kill Your Mother, a book of biographical sketches of novelists, playwrights and poets highlighting some of their more troubling family relationships. I picked it up thinking that there was some […]

Colm Tóibín’s Brooklyn

For a tiny island nation with a population under seven million, Ireland boasts more than its share of brilliant writers, from Swift down to Yeats, Shaw, Joyce, Beckett and the late Seamus Heaney. Is it inspirational scenery? or perhaps the […]