Literary Arts Series

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Colum McCann

Colum McCann is the 2014 Literary Arts Series spring author. He will be speaking Tuesday, March 25, in TEC 128.

His most recent book is TransAtlantic, and he won the 2009 National Book Award for his previous novel, Let The Great World Spin, excerpted in The Paris Review. He is also the author of Zoli, Dancer, Everything in This Country Must, This Side of Brightness, Songdogs, and Fishing the Sloe-black River.

McCann is interviewed in The Guardian and profiled in the New York Times Magazine. You can hear the author reading from TransAtlantic in this New Yorker podcast.

McCann wrote about the experience of being an immigrant in The New York Times and his love of boxing in The American Scholar.

Recently, he helped found Narrative4, a group of activists and artists who “believe something as simple as a story can change the world.” A recent anthology, The Book of Men, was published to help launch the nonprofit.

We encourage you to incorporate an excerpt, short story, or part of McCann’s work into your syllabus and course material. To this effect, LAS is offering several “teaching approaches” to Colum McCann before the event, including sample questions.

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