Presidential race - Colm Toibin

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Colm is Knowledgeable, articulate, gracious.
Highly successful as a novelist, and as a social commentator.
Has a deep understanding of the Irish psyche, history and personality.
Internationally acclaimed and decorated.
He has An affinity with the diaspora,
Strong connections with the American and British art world , media and universities.

His accolades :

1993: Encore Award for a second novel The Heather Blazing[27]
1999: Booker Prize shortlist for The Blackwater Lightship
2001: International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award shortlisted for The Blackwater Lightship
2006: International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for The Master[27]
2004 Booker Prize shortlist for The Master
2004 Los Angeles Times Novel of the Year for The Master
2004 Stonewall Book Award for The Master
2004 Lambda Literary Award for The Master
2004 The New York Times as one of the ten most notable books of the year for The Master
2007: Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.[28]
2008: Honorary degree of Doctor of Letters (DLitt) at the University of Ulster in recognition of his contribution to contemporary Irish Literature.
2009: Booker Prize longlist.[29]
2009: Costa Novel Award for Brooklyn[30]
2010 Awarded the 38th annual AWB Vincent American Ireland Fund Literary Award.[27]
2011: International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award shortlist[31]
2011: Irish PEN Award for contribution to Irish literature.[5]
2011 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award shortlist for The Empty Family.[32][33][34]
2013: Booker Prize shortlist for The Testament of Mary[35]
2014: Named as a trustee to The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry, which awards the Griffin Poetry Prize
2015: Hawthornden Prize for Nora Webster[36]
2017: The Dayton Literary Peace Prize Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award [37]
2017: The Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement.


Probably wouldn't touch it with a flag pole , but no harm in discussing.
 


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Quite apart from the background issue ,David was a great talker , but he wasn't half as accomplished academically as Colm.
Check out at least two perverts that Toibín defended.

And went character witness in court for one of them...

Even if I didn't find him obnoxious ( which I do ) the press and opponents would
have an absolute field day....
 

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Check out at least two perverts that Toibín defended.

And went character witness in court for one of them...

Even if I didn't find him obnoxious ( which I do ) the press and opponents would
have an absolute field day....
I dont know anything about that. I suppose I should look into it - do I have to ?
 

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Colm is Knowledgeable, articulate, gracious.
Highly successful as a novelist, and as a social commentator.
Has a deep understanding of the Irish psyche, history and personality.
Internationally acclaimed and decorated.
He has An affinity with the diaspora,
Strong connections with the American and British art world , media and universities.

His accolades :

1993: Encore Award for a second novel The Heather Blazing[27]
1999: Booker Prize shortlist for The Blackwater Lightship
2001: International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award shortlisted for The Blackwater Lightship
2006: International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for The Master[27]
2004 Booker Prize shortlist for The Master
2004 Los Angeles Times Novel of the Year for The Master
2004 Stonewall Book Award for The Master
2004 Lambda Literary Award for The Master
2004 The New York Times as one of the ten most notable books of the year for The Master
2007: Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.[28]
2008: Honorary degree of Doctor of Letters (DLitt) at the University of Ulster in recognition of his contribution to contemporary Irish Literature.
2009: Booker Prize longlist.[29]
2009: Costa Novel Award for Brooklyn[30]
2010 Awarded the 38th annual AWB Vincent American Ireland Fund Literary Award.[27]
2011: International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award shortlist[31]
2011: Irish PEN Award for contribution to Irish literature.[5]
2011 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award shortlist for The Empty Family.[32][33][34]
2013: Booker Prize shortlist for The Testament of Mary[35]
2014: Named as a trustee to The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry, which awards the Griffin Poetry Prize
2015: Hawthornden Prize for Nora Webster[36]
2017: The Dayton Literary Peace Prize Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award [37]
2017: The Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement.


Probably wouldn't touch it with a flag pole , but no harm in discussing.
Would be like replacing Zig with Zag.
 

Eoin Coir

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lets have David Norris, Sharkey, Tobin contest, gis a chance to say what we think about them ?
 

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Was he the writer who publicly declared himself to be a fan of Seanie Fitzpatrick circa 2005 ?
 

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Are we looking for another David Norris fiasco??:lol:
Whether we are asking for a fiasco or not....we will probably end up with one, anyway....
 

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Was Fingers. And he said he liked him. Fingers had a habit of giving journos big loans. Few questions asked. Toibin is an over-rated self-important tool that hasn't got funny bone in his body.
Thanks for that.

Maybe we need Fingers in the Aras.....how is that for a soundbite ?
 

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I'd vote for him because the Office doesn't matter and I like his books.
 

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Was Fingers. And he said he liked him. Fingers had a habit of giving journos big loans. Few questions asked. Toibin is an over-rated self-important tool that hasn't got funny bone in his body. Sense he's a hoor for controlling the narrative on who's hot in literary world too.
https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/colm-tóibín-i-start-and-i-finish-1.1943080
good article, thanks for posting. All good as far as I can see.

He's not over-rated, he's a very good writer, and I imagine a very good teacher.
Self important- no more than most successful and lauded people. I'd be inclined to call it self assurance and self awareness. Nowt wrong with that.
Seems pretty humorous too.
 

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Sounds like he has his life well sorted though- cant see why he would want the job.
 


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