Fintan O’Toole


Fintan O’Toole is a Dublin-born op-ed columnist for the
Irish Times, as well as an author, literary critic, historical writer, and political commentator. He has been an op-ed columnist for the Irish Times since 1988, and his column, which comments on social and political issues, appears in the paper every Tuesday. His June 26th, 2018 article, “Trial runs for Fascism are in full flow” is the most read Irish Times editorial of all time. He has written over one dozen books and most recently has edited Modern Ireland in 100 Objects, which is part of a series for the Irish Times. He is the recipient of the AT Cross Award for Supreme Journalism, the European Press Prize, and the Orwell Prize for Journalism. He currently resides in Dublin.

Judging Shaw looks at the legacy of George Bernard Shaw, the first person to win both a Nobel Prize and an Academy Award. Shaw left a vast legacy of theatrical, fictional, polemical, critical and philosophical writing bridging  the Victorian era and the contemporary culture of celebrity. “GBS was one of history’s great high-wire acts, and it was performed solo and without a safety net,” writes Fintan in this entertaining, insightful fourth book in the Royal Irish Academy’s award-winning ‘Judging’ series. Judging Shaw at Little Museum, Dublin

Festival Schedule:

Judging Shaw exhibit and presentation with Fintan O’Toole will feature at the festival Opening Night Reception at Villa Montalvo, October 12th, 2018

Additional event at World Affairs Council, San Francisco, October 11th, 6.30pm.

More details & tickets coming soon…