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    Colum McCann

    The Library is proud to announce that award winning author Colum McCann will be the keynote speaker at its 2014 Light the Way to Learning Banquet.

    Born in Dublin in 1965, McCann is the author of six novels, including Let the Great World Spin and Transatlantic, which have been published in 30 languages. All are international bestsellers. He was named Esquire's Writer of the Year in 2003, and was awarded a French Chevalier des arts et lettres in 2009. Other awards include The Pushcart Prize and The National Book Award. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review and The Irish Times. He currently teaches at Hunter College in New York.

    On stage, Colum McCann provides a graceful look into the writer's craft and, specifically, the way he writes, which is to observe everything. How does he use seemingly insignificant moments and fleeting interactions to conjure a specific place in time? How does he breathe life into complex characters, and, in the process, create a realistic sense of what it means to be alive? Described by The New York Times as having "the convivial charm of someone who enjoys lifting a glass with a wide circle of friends," McCann is as strong a speaker as he is a writer.

    For more information call Lori Lane at 234.4961 x110 or contact her via email at Donations@dcls.org.

    This biography was provided by the author or their representative.

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