Introduced by Bill Whelan
Colum McCann is the author of six novels, including Let the Great World Spin and Transatlantic. and three collections
of stories. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, he has been the recipient of many international honours. These include the National Book Award, the International Dublin Impac Prize, a Chevalier des Arts et Lettres from the French government, election to the Irish arts academy, several European awards, the 2010 Best Foreign Novel Award in China and an Oscar nomination. In 2017, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts. His work has been published in over 40 languages.
He is the co-founder of the non-profit global story exchange organisation, Narrative 4. He also teaches at the MFA program in Hunter College. He lives in New York with his wife, Allison, and their three children.
Sponsored by Bill and Denise Whelan