It’s All Greek To Colm Tóibín

It’s All Greek To Colm Tóibín
Colm Toibin: ‘When you get to my age, home is where your CDs are’ Pic: Fergal Phillips

With bestsellers and box office success to his name, author Colm Tóibín is free to move in whichever direction he likes – and this time it’s to Greece, for a modern retelling of an ancient tragedy

‘Let’s sit where there’s no sign of Seanie Fitz,” Colm Tóibín says with a grin, leading the way into the plush lounge area of the Conrad Hotel, a stroll away from St Stephen’s Green.

As interview openers go, it’s a typically snazzy one from the bestselling novelist. It’s mere days since the former Anglo Irish Bank chairman has been cleared of all criminal charges. Tóibín might move around a lot...

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