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Colum McCann
Colum McCann is the internationally bestselling author of the novels Zoli, Dancer, This Side of Brightness, and Songdogs, as well as two critically acclaimed story collections. His fiction has been published in thirty languages. He has been a finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary... show more



Colum McCann is the internationally bestselling author of the novels Zoli, Dancer, This Side of Brightness, and Songdogs, as well as two critically acclaimed story collections. His fiction has been published in thirty languages. He has been a finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and was the inaugural winner of the Ireland Fund of Monaco Literary Award in Memory of Princess Grace. He has been named one of Esquire's "Best and Brightest," and his short film Everything in This Country Must was nominated for an Oscar in 2005. A contributor to The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, and The Paris Review, he teaches in the Hunter College MFA Creative Writing Program. He lives in New York City with his wife and their three children.

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Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog
Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog rated it 3 weeks ago
I can't believe it's been so long since I read this book, but I am behind on my reviews and yes, it's a new year, so I am trying to catch up. The lateness, however, has nothing to do with my love for this book; this was a highlight of the year for me. I've enjoyed Colum McCann's novels, so when he...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it 8 months ago
I could use more Colum McCann in my life. I'd shell out some money just to have a little Colum figure in my office that dispenses wisdom from time to time. Better yet, I'll make a nice comfy spot in the corner and perhaps the author can stop by once or twice a day and share a tidbit or two. What say...
LAUREN B. DAVIS
LAUREN B. DAVIS rated it 9 months ago
A marvel of a book. What is it about these Irish writers? Colum Toibin, Billy O'Callaghan, Kevin Barry? The music of the Gaelic infuses every sentence. I've read a good deal of McCann's work over the years and each book continues to delight. The voices in this collection are at once humorous, poigna...
Dem
Dem rated it 1 year ago
" This is not a biography, it's a story, a novel, a tale. For a long time I toyed with the idea of calling it a false portrait" Taken from Colum McCann's interview online. This is the story of the life of Russian Dancer Rudolf Nureyev and the people that surrounded him and for me it was the surrou...
Seanachie: A Boston Irish Storyteller and Part-Time Shaman
This is a brilliant collection of characters. They have rich internal dialogues entirely at odds with the words that spouts from their lips. The collection is bookended by a pair of powerful stories. One is a Jewish lawyer (Vilnius through Dublin through Brooklyn to the Upper East Side) whose down...
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