Toibin's Brooklyn rewarded...

Having had a few grumbles on this blog last year because Sebastian Barry did not at first get his due for The Secret Scripture, it seemed last year it was going to be the turn of his fellow Irish writer, Colm Toibin for his profoundly simple and moving novel,Brooklyn. Yet that has now changed with tonight's announcement that Toibin has been awarded the Costa prize for novel of the year. Read Guardian book news here.

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