“Colm Tóibín is the author of nine novels, including Brooklyn and The Master, and two collections of stories. His play The Testament of Mary was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play in 2013. He is a contributing editor at the London Review of Books, Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University and Chancellor of Liverpool University. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages. His most recent book is House of Names, a novel.