O’Toole, Fintan

Fintan O’Toole was born in Dublin in 1958.

Fintan O'Toole
Fintan O'Toole. photo www.fintanotoole.ie

His books include The Politics of Magic: The Work and Times of Tom Murphy (Dublin, Raven Arts Press, 1987); A Mass for Jesse James: A Journey Through 1980s Ireland (Raven Arts Press, 1990); Black Hole, Green Card: The Disappearance of Ireland (Dublin, New Island Books, 1994); Meanwhile Back at the Ranch: The Politics of Irish Beef (New Island Books, 1994); Macbeth & Hamlet (New Island Books, 1995); A Traitor’s Kiss: The Life of Richard Brinsley Sheridan (London, Granta Books/New York, Farrar Straus and Giroux, 1997); The Ex-Isle of Ireland: Images of a Global Ireland (New Island Books, 1997); The Lie of the Land (Dublin, New Island Books/London, Verso Books/New York, W W Norton, 1998); The Irish Times Book of the Century (Dublin, Gill & MacMillan, 1999); Shakespeare is Hard But So is Life (London, Granta Books, 2002); After The Ball ([TASC] New Island Books, 2003); Post Washington: Why America Can’t Rule the World ([with Tony Kinsella] New Island Books, 2005); White Savage: William Johnson and the Invention of America (London, Faber and Faber/New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005); The Irish Times Book of The 1916 Rising, 2006([with Shane Hegarty] Gill & Macmillan, 2006); Ship of Fools (London, Faber & Faber, 2010); and Enough is Enough (Faber & Faber, 2010).

A journalist with The Irish Times, he has worked in the US and China.

He lives in Dublin.


Fintan O’Toole’s website

Fintan O’Toole at The National Library of Ireland


One Comment

  1. frank daly

    re your book “white savage”,,interesting to note that johnston’s relation admiral peter warren
    of warrenstown, meath is buried at nearby knockmark cemetary ,in an unmarked grave..
    but, there is a monument to him in Westminister Cathedral !

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