Walshe, Eibhear. A Different Story. The Writings of Colm Tóibín . Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2013. ISBN-13:978-0716531326
Colm Tóibín is one of the most widely-read and critically respected of Irish contemporary novelists, both in Europe and in North America, and his fictions have justly earned him an international reputation and an ever-growing popularity. His use of many literary forms; the newspaper essay, the travel book, the historical study, reviews, broadcasts, best-selling novels and short stories all attest to his crucial influence on Irish public discourse and Irish identity. Eibhear Walshe presents here the only complete study of Tóibín’s writing life to date, drawing on the newly-opened Colm Tóibín literary archive.