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McCann lets his great stories spin at Talk of the Stacks

McCann, winner of the IMPAC Dublin Award and the National Book Award, was in town to promote his latest novel, “TransAtlantic,” three overlapping tales of real people mixed with the fictitious. And wh... read more

Claire Criscuolo At R.J. Julia; Colum McCann At Wesleyan

Irish author Colum McCann, whose novel, "Let the Great World Spin" (Random House ... author of "Long Drive Home" (Free Press, $22) will talk about his novel, a psychological thriller. On Monday, Feb. ... read more

Colum McCann on 'journeys by heroes'

National Book Award winner Colum McCann's ninth book, "TransAtlantic," is a fictionalized exploration of three historic journeys between North America and Ireland. He talked about his new novel ... Bu... read more

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Colum McCann on 'TransAtlantic'

In "Dancer (2003), McCann delivered an often stinging portrait of Rudolf Nureyev; in the National Book Award-winning "Let the Great World Spin ... In his panoramic new novel, "TransAtlantic," McCann i... read more

Colum McCann On His New Novel, History And Healing After Sandy Hook

It’s a technique McCann used in his National Book Award-winning novel ... but the even bigger risk is that I inserted fictional characters into these non-fiction stories. "Let The Great world Spin," y... read more

Irish novelist Colum McCann reads at Johns Hopkins University

When the Irish-born novelist Colum McCann ... McCann's six novels and two short-story collections make explicit the links between events that initially appear not to be related. For instance, the Nati... read more

I’ll Take My Novel With Extra Characters Please

My ultimate point is, if you enjoy becoming attached and following the stories of many different characters, Let the Great World Spin is ... Colum McCann and Nathan Englander, another distinguished au... read more

Walking a tightrope

On his maiden China visit, the Irish-American writer Colum McCann wants ... smaller all the time." Let the Great World Spin, in a sense, is about this small world in which the histories of human exper... read more

The Gawker Sarah Palin Slam Book: Bid on This Literary Treasure for Charity

was very nice about refusing to sign our book, probably because it wasn't for his 826 charity ... 2009 NBA Fiction Winner, Let The Great World Spin author Colum McCann. 2008 NBA Fiction Finalist Salva... read more

How the Houston Astros went from great to legendary and won their first World Series

“Let’s go,” he ... and the Houston Astros were champions. Jose Altuve was the first player to hold the World Series trophy. The legend continues in Connecticut. They tell stories of the kid, stories o... read more

As above, so below

To be successful, the story must spring from a ... man halfway around the world. Like all McCann's fiction, "Let the Great World Spin" is beautifully spun, dense with the intense sensuality of being i... read more

Author Jess Walter to discuss his book Beautiful Ruins as part of the Wilmette Public Library’s 2013 “One Book, Everybody Reads” program

As the highlight of the Wilmette Public Library’s 2013 “One Book, Everybody Reads” program, bestselling author Jess Walter will visit Wilmette on May 5 at 2:00 p.m. to discuss his latest ... included ... read more

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