Colum McCann | TransAtlantic

Recorded Jul 24, 2013
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Recipient of the 2009 National Book Award for Let the Great World Spin, a book which has been compared to Joyce’s Ulysses and described by John Lester in the New York Times as “one of the most electric, profound novels I have read in years…”, Colum McCann joins us to present his new novel TransAtlantic—a book that spans centuries, oceans and continents while interlacing fact and fiction though the lives of abolitionist Frederick Douglas, Senator George Mitchell, and aviation pioneers  John Alcock and Arthur Brown. McCann’s previous novels include Song Dogs, This Side of Brightness, Dancer, and Zoli. 

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