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Fintan O'Toole

Fintan O’Toole is a columnist with The Irish Times and advising editor of the New York Review of Books. He is the winner of both the Orwell Prize and the European Press Prize. The author of more than 25 books, he is currently working on the official biography of Seamus Heaney.

Born in Dublin in 1958, he is a member of the Royal Irish Academy and an honorary international member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. For several years he was the Leonard L. Milberg '53 Visiting Professor in Irish Letters at Princeton University. His most recent book, We Don’t Know Ourselves: A Personal History of Ireland Since 1958, was named 2021 Book of the Year by the Irish Book Awards and as one of the ten best books of 2022 by the New York Times.