Colm Tóibín

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Colm Tóibín (Irish pronunciation: [ˈkɔl̪ˠəmˠ t̪ˠoːˈbʲiːnʲ] KAW-ləm toe-BEAN; born 30 May 1955) FRSL, 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. He was appointed Chancellor of the University of Liverpool in 2017.Tóibín was called "a champion of minorities" by Arts Council director Mary Cloake as Tóibín collected the 2011 Irish PEN Award. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Colm Tóibín has received more than 656,215 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Colm Tóibín is the 4,818th most popular writer (down from 4,214th in 2019), the 238th most popular biography from Ireland (down from 211th in 2019) and the 38th most popular Irish Writer.

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Among writers, Colm Tóibín ranks 4,818 out of 5,794. Before him are Nigella Lawson, John Gardner, Michael Bishop, Atis Kronvalds, Antonín Sova, and Duncan Regehr. After him are Guzal Sitdikova, J. Michael Straczynski, Carme Riera, José Carlos Somoza, Jacques-Pierre Amette, and Mary Sidney.

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Among people born in 1955, Colm Tóibín ranks 295Before him are Agostino Di Bartolomei, Bart D. Ehrman, Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi, Juliusz Machulski, Víctor Pecci, and Jesús María Zamora. After him are Guillermo Navarro, Israel Katz, Yitang Zhang, Elisa Ferreira, Reba McEntire, and Hippolyte Girardot.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Colm Tóibín ranks 238 out of 460. Before him are Martin Sheridan (1881), Louis Walsh (1952), Agnes Mary Clerke (1842), Máirtín Ó Cadhain (1906), Niall Horan (1993), and Mabel Cahill (1863). After him are Margaret Lindsay Huggins (1848), Alison Doody (1966), Mary Ward (1827), John McKenna (1855), Diarmait Mac Murchada (1110), and Eoin O'Duffy (1890).

Among WRITERS In Ireland

Among writers born in Ireland, Colm Tóibín ranks 38Before him are John Boyne (1971), Jane Wilde (1821), Michael Scott (1959), Liam O'Flaherty (1896), Eoin Colfer (1965), and Máirtín Ó Cadhain (1906). After him are Cecelia Ahern (1981), Margaret Mazzantini (1961), John Connolly (1968), Roddy Doyle (1958), Marian Keyes (1963), and Patrick Kavanagh (1904).