Award-winning author Colm Tóibín, considered one of the foremost Irish novelists of his generation, will speak on Apr. 14 at 7 p.m. in Devlin Hall, room 008. He is the author of six novels (Brooklyn, The South, The Heather Blazing, The Story of the Night, The Blackwater Lightship, and The Master), two collections of short stories (Mothers and Sons and The Empty Family), as well as collections of literary and cultural criticism, travel writing, journalism, and a play. His writing appears regularly in The New York Review of Books, The London Review of Books, and The Dublin Review. He has won numerous awards, including The Dublin IMPAC Prize, The Priz Du Meileur Livre, the LA Times Novels of the Year, The Ferro-Grumley Prize, the Edge Hill Prize, as well as being twice short listed for the Man Booker Prize. His appearance is part of the Irish Studies program’s Irish Writers Series.