Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 7pm, Music Building, $20
o l u m c a n n
with Leonard Lopate
is a recipient of the National Book Award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, and the Chevalier des arts et lettres. He is the author of the collections of stories Fishing the Sloe-Black River and Everything in This Country Must, and the novels Songdogs, This Side of Brightness, Dancer, Zoli, Let the Great World Spin, and, most recently, TransAtlantic. The New York Times Book Review has described Let the Great World Spin as “surprising and deeply affecting…electric, profound…an emotional tour de force.” The Denver Post has said: “Let the Great World Spin is one of the 21st century’s most celebrated novels thus far… Not an easy act to follow. But…TransAtlantic is entrancing… McCann folds his epic meticulously into this relatively slim volume like an accordion: each pleat holds music—elation and sorrow…lush, intoxicating…mesmerizing.” Kirkus Reviews has described TransAtlantic as “a masterful and profoundly moving novel that employs exquisite language to explore the limits of language and the tricks of memory…epic in ambition…audacious in theme… A beautifully written novel, an experience to savor.” Library Journal has said: TransAtlantic “assures [McCann’s] status as one of the great prose stylists of contemporary fiction.”
In addition to reading from his work, Colum McCann will be interviewed by Leonard Lopate.
photo of Colum McCann: Brendan Bourke