Colm is the author of nine novels, including The Master, Brooklyn, The Testament of Mary and Nora Webster. His work has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize three times, has won the Costa Novel Award and the Impac Award. His most recent novel is House of Names. He has also published two collections of stories and many works of non-fiction. Colm is currently Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University in New York and Chancellor of Liverpool University.