Colm TÓibín

Friday - - Leisure -

TÓibín, at 58, is au­thor of two nov­els that have been short­listed for the Booker be­fore ( The Mas­ter and The Black­wa­ter Light­ship). His lat­est tale at just over 100 pages, would be the short­est Booker win­ner yet if it were to take the prize. It is a fic­tional take on a pe­riod of Bib­li­cal his­tory that is con­cerned with one of TÓibín’s favourite mo­tifs

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