The Arts Council extends its congratulations to Colm Tóibín who received the Irish PEN Award for Literature.
Pat Moylan, Chairman of the Arts Council said: "Colm Tóibin is a writer of many, many gifts, and I am delighted to see his work celebrated and to see him honoured by Irish PEN. Colm is one of our country’s most accomplished writers. He has been a columnist and a features writer, an editor and a reviewer. He has made such an impact on Irish and international writing and has supported other writers and artists in getting their voices heard."