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Colum McCann

Irish writer and journalist

1965   -  

country of citizenship: Republic of Ireland, United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: University of Texas at Austin
occupation: screenwriter, novelist, writer, academic, journalist
award received: Guggenheim Fellowship, National Book Award, National Book Award for Fiction, Rooney Prize for Irish Literature
influenced by: Jack Kerouac, Don DeLillo

Colum McCann is an Irish writer of literary fiction. He was born in Dublin, Ireland, and now lives in New York. He is a Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing in the Master of Fine Arts program at Hunter College, New York, and has visited many universities and colleges all over the world. McCann's work has been published in 35 languages, and has appeared in The New York Times, New Yorker, Esquire, Paris Review, The Atlantic Monthly, Granta, as well as other international publications. McCann is the author of seven novels, including TransAtlantic (2013) and the National Book Award-winning Let the Great World Spin (2009). He has also written three collections of short stories, including Thirteen Ways of Looking, released in October 2015.
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