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Colum McCann

Autor(a) de Let the Great World Spin

26+ Works 12,108 Membros 678 Críticas 40 Favorited

About the Author

Irish writer Colum McCann was born near Dublin in 1965 and graduated from the University of Texas with a B.A. degree. He has worked as a newspaper journalist in Ireland and written several short stories and bestselling novels. The short film of Everything in this Country Must was nominated for an mostrar mais Academy Award in 2005. McCann's work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, GQ, The Irish Times, La Repubblica, Die Zeit, Paris Match, the Guardian, and the Independent. He has won numerous awards, such as a Pushcart Prize, the Rooney Prize, the Irish Novel of the Year Award, and the 2002 Ireland Fund of Monaco Princess Grace Memorial Literary Award. In 2009 McCann was inducted into the Irish arts association Aosdana. He teaches in the Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing program at New York's Hunter College. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras por Colum McCann

Let the Great World Spin (2009) 5,832 exemplares
TransAtlantic (2013) 1,770 exemplares
Apeirogon (2020) 872 exemplares
Dancer (2003) 851 exemplares
This Side of Brightness (1997) 674 exemplares
Zoli (2006) 612 exemplares
Thirteen Ways of Looking (2015) 546 exemplares
Songdogs (1995) 271 exemplares
Fishing the Sloe-Black River (1996) 223 exemplares
Gone (Kindle Single) (2014) 5 exemplares
Sultestrejken : fortællinger (2001) 3 exemplares

Associated Works

Dubliners (1914) — Prefácio, algumas edições19,228 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2015 (2015) — Contribuidor — 215 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Irish Fiction (1999) — Contribuidor — 150 exemplares
Know the Past, Find the Future: The New York Public Library at 100 (2011) — Contribuidor — 115 exemplares
Granta 109: Work (2009) — Contribuidor — 114 exemplares
Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation (2017) — Contribuidor — 110 exemplares
Best European Fiction 2011 (2010) — Prefácio, algumas edições106 exemplares
Eat Joy: Stories & Comfort Food from 31 Celebrated Writers (2019) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
My Discovery of America (1926) — Prefácio, algumas edições60 exemplares
Bullets Into Bells: Poets and Citizens Respond to Gun Violence (2017) — Introdução — 53 exemplares
The Anchor Book of New Irish Writing (2000) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Coming of Age Around the World: A Multicultural Anthology (2007) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
The Best New Irish Short Stories of 2005 (2005) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



Stitching realistic fiction to historic fact McCann creates a vibrant narrative of intimate beauty. Like many of the characters, my father traveled from Northern Ireland to Canada, so their stories touch my own. But the universal qualities of surprise connection, stumbling through life in survival mode, striving for freedom, or shaping it from shreds of loss and betrayal invite any reader into the saga.

My heart pounded as if in the open cockpit in an early description of flight. Mid-way through my attention flagged but I re-engaged as the narrative loop swung round and I began to see the intersection of stories. Along with the sensuous (full of the senses) fabric of the work, it is the small cast of ordinary (but extraordinary) women, all related, that made this such a satisfying read.… (mais)
rebwaring | 166 outras críticas | Aug 14, 2023 |
I can't remember much about this book, after all the years since I read it.
mykl-s | 20 outras críticas | Aug 13, 2023 |
A great big complex novel packed into under 400 pages. Many of the characters do not have the best sort of life. The book won awards, and for good reasons.
mykl-s | 307 outras críticas | Aug 13, 2023 |
I enjoyed this, but after some years since reading it, I don't recall enough to discuss it.
mykl-s | 12 outras críticas | Aug 13, 2023 |



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