11 February 2011: Arts Council congratulates Colm Tóibín on receiving Irish PEN Award for Literature

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."

Desert Rose, (oil on board) - Colin Middleton, 1975, Arts Council Virtual Gallery.
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Desert Rose, (oil on board) - Colin Middleton, 1975, Arts Council Virtual Gallery.

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