An Evening with Colum McCann

Cúirt International Festival of Literature, in Association with An Taibhdhearc present

An Evening with Colum McCann

Friday October 9th 8pm

Tickets: €15/€12 (Fees apply)

Best selling author and National Book Award Winner Colum McCann is back in Galway for a special event with his new book: Thirteen Ways of Looking.

Told from a multitude of perspectives, in lyrical, hypnotic prose, Thirteen Ways of Looking is a ground-breaking novella of true resonance. Accompanied by three equally powerful stories set in Afghanistan, Galway and London, this is a tribute to humanity’s search for meaning and grace, from a writer at the height of his form, capable of imagining immensities even in the smallest corners of our lives.

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, and an Oscar nomination. His work has been published in over 35 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. His most recent collection, Thirteen Ways of Looking has already received outstanding pre-launch attention, including a Pushcart Prize and selection in the Best American Short Stories of 2015.

Praise for Colum McCann:

Let the Great World Spin (Winner of the National Book Award)

“One of the most electric, profound novels I have read in years.”—Jonathan Mahler, The New York Times Book Review


“Here is the uncanny thing McCann finds again and again about the miraculous: that it is inseparable from the everyday.”—The Boston Globe

Ainm/Name: An Evening with Colum McCann
Dataí/Dates: 9 Oct 2015

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