At last year’s Texas Book Festival, I had a delightful time with Colm Toibin, the Irish writer, author of the brilliant novel, The Master. At the time, I wondered what he might make of his visit to Texas — he was teaching at the Michener Center at UT.
Soon we’ll find out. He has a short story about an Irish writer in Texas in Zadie Smith’s new anthology, The Book of Other People (set for release in the US in January). David Mattin has a review in The Independent and cites Toibin’s story as the best in the collection.
On the other hand, Stephen Abell in his review in the TLS doesn’t even mention the story.