Fintan O'Toole

Author and Literary Editor

The Irish Times

Fintan O’Toole is literary editor of The Irish Times, and has been an op-ed columnist for the paper since 1988. His column on political and social affairs appears every Tuesday and Culture Shock, which is mostly about the arts, runs on Saturdays. He has written over a dozen books, most recently A History of Ireland in 100 Objects, based on his Irish Times series. Awards include the AT Cross Award for Supreme Contribution to Irish Journalism and TV3 Tonight Show’s Journalist of the Year in 2011.