Meet The Writers - Fintan O’Toole

Fintan O’Toole Fintan O’Toole

Fintan O’Toole is assistant editor, columnist and feature writer for the Irish Times and Leonard L. Milberg lecturer in Irish Letters at Princeton University. He has written books on Irish history, politics, society and culture. He has been a drama critic for Irish Times, New York Daily News, Sunday Tribune (Dublin), and In Dublin Magazine. His books on theater span a wide range of topics, from his biography of Richard Brinsley Sheridan to current productions on Irish stages. He also contributes to The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, Granta, The Guardian, The Observer, and other international publications. He has received the A.T. Cross Award for Supreme Contribution to Irish Journalism, the Millennium Social Inclusion Award, and Journalist of the Year in 2010 from TV3 Media Awards. In 2017, O'Toole became the first Irish recipient of the prestigious European Press Prize as well as the Orwell Prize for Journalism for his commentary on the Brexit referendum and its aftermath.

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