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Current ReadUP Selection

2018-2019 - Let the Great World Spin - Colum McCann

Let the Great World Spin book cover

About the Book

UP's Clark Library's rockstar librarians have compiled a helpful guide to highlights of this year's selection and links to details for 2019 ReadUP events. Click here for access.
Colum McCann

About the Author

Colum McCann is the author of six novels and three collections of stories. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, he has been the recipient of many international honours, including 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, and he teaches at the MFA program in Hunter College.  He lives in New York with his wife, Allison, and their three children.

~ "Short bio" from Colum McCann's webpage