Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 7pm, Music Building, $20
o l u m c a n n
with Leonard Lopate
is a recipient of the National Book Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, the Chevalier des arts et lettres, and the 2011 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. He is the author of the novels Songdogs, This Side of Brightness, Dancer, Zoli, and Let the Great World Spin, as well as the collections of stories Fishing the Sloe-Black River and Everything in This Country Must. Newsday has said: “On every page, McCann’s prose flows with a lean, austere majesty… The result is a shivery, hard-earned, unforgettable beauty.” The Boston Globe has said: “McCann’s fiction is equal parts death and beauty, its inescapable realism uplifted by an exquisitely soulful and visual prose.” The Philadelphia Inquirer has said: “McCann’s prose shines like the waters of the East River on a bright winter day.” Booklist has said: “McCann is a fine and bold writer…one is jolted by the level of understanding he conveys about the needs and compunctions of human existence.” The New York Times Book Review has said: “Like a great pitcher in his prime, McCann is constantly changing speeds, adopting different voices, tones and narrative styles as he shifts between story lines…surprising and deeply affecting…electric, profound…an emotional tour de force.”
In addition to reading from his work, Mr. McCann will be interviewed by Leonard Lopate.
photo of Colum McCann: Brendan Bourke