Colm Tóibín

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Colm Tóibín

Colm Tóibín (Irish pronunciation: [ˈkɔl̪ˠəmˠ t̪ˠoːˈbʲiːnʲ] KAW-ləm toe-BEAN; born 30 May 1955) is an Irish novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, journalist, critic, and poet.Tóibín is currently Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University in Manhattan and succeeded Martin Amis as professor of creative writing at the University of Manchester. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Colm Tóibín has received more than 619,993 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4,225th most popular writer.

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  • 42.31

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  • 24

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.41

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.42

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

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Among writers, Colm Tóibín ranks 4,219 out of 4,883Before him are Rufus Wilmot Griswold, Cyril Collard, Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi, Howard Jacobson, Virginie Despentes, and Scott O'Dell. After him are Nicholas Meyer, Atiq Rahimi, Michael Scott, Joel Chandler Harris, Philip Massinger, and Izaak Walton.

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Among people born in 1955, Colm Tóibín ranks 273Before him are Jesús María Zamora, Joseph Dunford, Friedrich Merz, Glenne Headly, Bruno Pezzey, and Udo Beyer. After him are Badri Patarkatsishvili, Butch Vig, David Twohy, Manohar Parrikar, Sam Simon, and Apisai Ielemia.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Colm Tóibín ranks 211 out of 366Before him are Luke Kelly (1940), Robert Sheehan (1988), Tom Kiely (1869), Peter Sutherland (1946), Robert O'Hara Burke (1821), and Owen Moore (1886). After him are Michael Scott (1959), Robert Emmet (1778), Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe (1865), Cathal Brugha (1874), Charles Haughey (1925), and John Joly (1857).

Among WRITERS In Ireland

Among writers born in Ireland, Colm Tóibín ranks 34Before him are Augusta, Lady Gregory (1852), Liam O'Flaherty (1896), William Trevor (1928), Eoin Colfer (1965), Cecil Day-Lewis (1904), and Edna O'Brien (1930). After him are Michael Scott (1959), Roddy Doyle (1958), Cecelia Ahern (1981), Máirtín Ó Cadhain (1906), Margaret Mazzantini (1961), and Marian Keyes (1963).