Mr Fintan O'Toole is the Parnell Fellow at Magdalene College.
Born in Dublin in 1958. Has been a columnist with The Irish Times since 1988. Writes regularly also for The Guardian and New York Review of Books. Winner Orwell Prize for Political Writing 2017, European Press Prize 2017. Irish columnist of the year award Irish National Newspaper Awards 2017 Has been Leonard L. Milberg Visiting Lecturer in Irish Letters at Princeton since 2012. Has published 20 books. Currently researching the official biography of Seamus Heaney.
Irish literature and culture; politics; social justice.
B.A. (Hons) University College Dublin
D. Litt (honoris causa) Queen’s University Belfast
Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) NUI Galway
A Traitor’s Kiss: The Life of Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Granta 1997; Farrar Strauss and Giroux 1998
Ship of Fools: How Stupidity and Corruption Sank the Celtic Tiger
Heroic Failure: Brexit and the Politics of Pain
Head of Zeus, 2018