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McCann, Colum 1965-

Works: 193 works in 1,016 publications in 25 languages and 25,082 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Short stories  Epic fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Biographical fiction  Literature  Boxing stories 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Interviewee, win, Correspondent, Other, Contributor, wpr, Recipient
Classifications: PR6063.C335, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Colum McCann
Let the great world spin : a novel by Colum McCann( Book )

87 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 20 languages and held by 3,819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rich vision of the pain, loveliness, mystery, and promise of New York City in the 1970s. A radical young Irish monk struggles with his own demons as he lives among the prostitutes in the middle of the burning Bronx. A group of mothers gather in a Park Avenue apartment to mourn their sons who died in Vietnam, only to discover just how much divides them even in grief. A young artist finds herself at the scene of a hit-and-run that sends her own life careening sideways. A 38-year-old grandmother, turns tricks alongside her teenage daughter, determined not only to take care of her family but to prove her own worth. Weaving together these and other seemingly disparate lives, McCann's allegory comes alive in the voices of the city's people, unexpectedly drawn together by hope, beauty, and the "artistic crime of the century"--A mysterious tightrope walker dancing between the Twin Towers.--From publisher description
TransAtlantic : a novel by Colum McCann( Book )

84 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 3,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale spanning 150 years and two continents reimagines the peace efforts of democracy champion Frederick Douglass, Senator George Mitchell and World War I airmen John Alcock and Teddy Brown through the experiences of four generations of women from a matriarchal clan
Zoli : a novel by Colum McCann( Book )

79 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in 16 languages and held by 1,715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A passionate story of love, loss, and renewal set against the political upheavals of twentieth century Europe, Zoli captures the world of Gypsies more vibrantly than any other novel of the modern era. Zoli Novotna, a young woman raised in the traveling Gypsy tradition, is a poet by accident as much as desire. As fascism spreads over 1930s Czechoslovakia, Zoli and her grandfather flee to join a clan of fellow Romani harpists. But as Zoli's fame grows and her poetic skills deepen, the ruling Communists begin to use her for their own repressive purposes. Cast out from her family, Zoli finally abandons her past to journey to the West." From the bookjacket
Dancer : a novel by Colum McCann( Book )

85 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 1,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Russian peasant who became an international legend, a Cold War exile who inspired the adoration of millions, an artist whose name was a byword for genius, sex, and excess. The magnificence of Rudolf Nureyev's life and work is known, but now Colum McCann reinvents this figure through the light he shed on the lives of those who knew him."
This side of brightness : a novel by Colum McCann( Book )

55 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an Irish immigrant is killed, building the 1910s New York subway, a black co-worker supports his family, marrying the widow. The story is contrasted with today's subway, a place not of hope, but despair
Thirteen ways of looking : fiction by Colum McCann( Book )

19 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story collection includes the title novella, in which an octogenarian retired judge's musings on his life are interrupted by police updates about his murder later that afternoon
TransAtlantic : a novel by Colum McCann( Recording )

28 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newfoundland, 1919-- Aviators Jack Alcock and Arthur Brown set course for Ireland as they attempt the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Dublin, 1845 and '46-- On an international lecture tour in support of his subversive autobiography, Frederick Douglass finds the Irish people sympathetic to the abolitionist cause. New York, 1998-- Leaving behind a young wife and newborn child, Senator George Mitchell departs for Belfast, to shepherd Northern Ireland's notoriously bitter and volatile peace talks to an uncertain conclusion. They each learn that even the most unassuming moments of grace have a way of rippling through time, space, and memory
Letters to a young writer : some practical and philosophical advice by Colum McCann( Book )

15 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the bestselling author of the National Book Award winner Let the Great World Spin comes a lesson in how to be a writer--and so much more than that. Intriguing and inspirational, this book is a call to look outward rather than inward. McCann asks his readers to constantly push the boundaries of experience, to see empathy and wonder in the stories we craft and hear. A paean to the power of language, both by argument and by example, Letters to a Young Writer is fierce and honest in its testament to the bruises delivered by writing as both a profession and a calling. It charges aspiring writers to learn the rules and even break them. These fifty-two essays are ultimately a profound challenge to a new generation to bring truth and light to a dark world through their art. Praise for the fiction of 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 "There's so much passion and humor and pure life force on every page that you'll find yourself giddy, dizzy, overwhelmed."--Dave Eggers TransAtlantic Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award "Reminiscent of the finest work of Michael Ondaatje and Michael Cunningham."--O: The Oprah Magazine "Another sweeping, beautifully constructed tapestry of life. Reading McCann is a rare joy."--The Seattle Times Thirteen Ways of Looking A New York Times Notable Book of the Year "The irreducible mystery of human experience ties this small collection together, and in each of these stories McCann explores that theme in strikingly effective ways."--The Washington Post "Extraordinary. incandescent."--Chicago Tribune"
Songdogs : a novel by Colum McCann( Book )

49 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For years, Conor Lyons has searched in vain for his mother. Now, at the age of twenty-three, he returns to his native Ireland, to find his dying father fishing obsessively in the polluted waters of a local stream."--BOOK JACKET. "Driven to continue his search by tantalizingly incomplete family stories, Conor begins to plumb the mystery of his parents' lives. With unreliable memories and scraps of photographs as his only clues, he follows in the tracks of his father - a rootless photographer - as he moved from war-torn Spain, where he accompanied the Fascists, to the barren plains of Mexico, where he met and married Conor's mother, to the American West, and finally back to Ireland, where the marriage and the story reach their heartrending climax. As the narratives of Conor's quest and his parents' tragedy twine and untwine, Colum McCann creates a mesmerizing evocation of the gulf between memory and imagination, love and loss, past and present."--BOOK JACKET
Thirteen ways of looking by Colum McCann( Book )

38 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deeply personal, subtly subversive, at times harrowing and indeed funny, yet also full of comfort, this collection is a rumination on the power of storytelling in a world where language and memory can falter yet do not fail us, and a contemplation of the healing power of literature
The best American short stories 2015( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents twenty of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources
Everything in this country must : a novella and two stories by Colum McCann( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories capture the tragic implications of political upheaval and tragedy on the lives of individuals trapped amidst the internecine conflicts of Northern Ireland
Fishing the sloe-black river : stories by Colum McCann( Book )

32 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and French and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Ireland and America, McCann's stories are peopled with "oddballs and outcasts, misfits and travelers-- ... all in search of a way back home, or a way to leave it."--Jacket
At the fights : American writers on boxing( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features literary excerpts and articles written by sportswriters and authors that celebrate one hundred years of American boxing
Best European fiction 2011 by Aleksandar Hemon( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Year two of the celebrated Best European Fiction series, editor Aleksandar Hemon offers an even wider array of stories, including forty authors from countries as diverse as Belarus, Cyprus, Moldova, and Turkey. With well-known figures such as Hilary Mantel (England) and Ingo Schulze (Germany) alongside authors appearing in English for the first time, Best European Fiction 2011 takes modern story telling to places English-language readers have never gone before. --Résumé de l'éditeur
Let the great world spin by Colum McCann( Recording )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel follows the fortunes of a menagerie of New Yorkers through a day in 1974--the day of Philippe Petit's deathdefying tightrope walk between the newly built Twin Towers
Thirteen ways of looking : fiction by Colum McCann( Recording )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story collection that includes the title novella, in which an octogenarian retired judge's musings on his life are interrupted by police updates about his murder later that afternoon
The book of men : eighty writers on how to be a man by Colum McCann( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighty pieces of short fiction and nonfiction on manhood by some of the world's best writers. To help launch the literary nonprofit Narrative 4, Esquire asked eighty of the world's greatest writers to chip in with a story, all with the title, "How to Be a Man." The result is The Book of Men, an unflinching investigation into the essence of manhood
Dancer by Colum McCann( Recording )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a fictional account of the life of Rudolf Nureyev, following his first ballet lessons under Anna Vasileva, his relationship with the ambitious Yulia, and his experiences with Venezuelan hustler Victor
Ailleurs, en ce pays by Colum McCann( Book )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One powerful long story, with two thematically linked short stories on either side of it, forms the basis of this book. These are stories about Ireland and the Troubles, but the stories have an almost mythical rather than political feel about them
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Let the great world spin : a novel
Zoli : a novelDancer : a novelThis side of brightness : a novelSongdogs : a novelEverything in this country must : a novella and two storiesFishing the sloe-black river : storiesAt the fights : American writers on boxingBest European fiction 2011
Alternative Names
Collum McCann

Colum McCann irischer Schriftsteller und Journalist

Colum McCann irländsk författare, bosatt i USA

Colum McCann scenarioschrijver uit Ierland

Colum McCann scríbhneoir agus iriseoir Éireannach

Colum McCann scrittore irlandese

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