José Carregal Romero is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Vigo. His current research focuses on the lesbian and gay fiction of contemporary Ireland. His articles appear in journals such as Atlantis: Journal of the Spanish Association of Anglo-American Studies, PLL: Papers on Language and Literature, Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, Moderna språk and Irish University Review (forthcoming). He is also writing an invited contribution on Colm Tóibín for the volume Twenty-First-Century Irish Fiction Writers in the Dictionary of Literary Biography (DLB), edited by Michael R. Molino (Southern Illinois University, USA).