Interview | Colm Tóibín | Granta


Colm Tóibín & William Atkins

‘I think he saw the German spirit as one in which suffering or an appreciation of suffering was essential.’

Colm Tóibín

Colm Tóibín is the author of eight novels, including The Master and Brooklyn, and two story collections. His play The Testament of Mary was nominated for the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. He is the Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University.

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William Atkins

William Atkins’s The Immeasurable World won the 2019 Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year award. His latest book is Exiles: Three Island Journeys. He is working on a book about Sizewell and its nuclear power stations.

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