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McCann, Colum 1965-

Works: 97 works in 741 publications in 25 languages and 23,898 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  History  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Epic fiction  Drama  Juvenile works  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Interviewee, Correspondent, win, Contributor, 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 )

92 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 20 languages and held by 3,783 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
Zoli : a novel by Colum McCann( Book )

68 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 1,793 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 )

74 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 1,669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Russian peasant who became an international legend, a Cold War exile who inspired millions, an artist whose name stood for genius, sex, and excess--the magnificence of Rudolf Nureyev's life and work are known, but in this novel McCann reinvents this erotically charged figure, willful, lustful, and driven by a never-to-be-met need for perfection, through the light he cast on those who knew him. Spanning four decades and many worlds, from the horrors of Stalingrad to the wild abandon of New York in the eighties, McCann tells the story through a chorus of voices: there is Rudi's first ballet teacher, who rescues her protégé from the stunted life of his town; Yulia, whose sexual and artistic ambitions are thwarted by her Soviet-sanctioned marriage; and Victor, the Venezuelan hustler, who reveals the lurid underside of the gay celebrity set. McCann evokes the distinct consciousness of the man and the glittering reflection of the myth.--From publisher description
This side of brightness : a novel by Colum McCann( Book )

72 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 1,639 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 )

17 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In such acclaimed novels as Let the Great World Spin and TransAtlantic, National Book Award–winning author Colum McCann has transfixed readers with his precision, tenderness, and authority. Now, in his first collection of short fiction in more than a decade, McCann charts the territory of chance, and the profound and intimate consequences of even our smallest moments. In the exuberant title novella, a retired judge reflects on his life's work, unaware as he goes about his daily routines that this particular morning will be his last. In "Sh'khol," a mother spending Christmas alone with her son confronts the unthinkable when he disappears while swimming off the coast near their home in Ireland. In "Treaty," an elderly nun catches a snippet of a news report in which it is revealed that the man who once kidnapped and brutalized her is alive, masquerading as an agent of peace. And in "What Time Is It Now, Where You Are?" a writer constructs a story about a Marine in Afghanistan calling home on New Year's Eve. Deeply personal, subtly subversive, at times harrowing, and indeed funny, yet also full of comfort, Thirteen Ways of Looking is a striking achievement. With unsurpassed empathy for his characters and their inner lives, Colum McCann forges from their stories a profound tribute to our search for meaning and grace. The collection is a rumination on the power of storytelling in a world where language and memory can sometimes falter, but in the end do not fail us, and a contemplation of the healing power of literature.--Publisher website
TransAtlantic a novel by Colum McCann( Recording )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 859 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
Everything in this country must : a novella and two stories by Colum McCann( Book )

48 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 817 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
Songdogs : a novel by Colum McCann( Book )

52 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I romanen beretter en søn om sin fars liv: fotograf, deltagelse i den spanske borgerkrig, ophold i Latinamerika og ægteskab med en mexikansk kvinde, som forsvinder for ham
Fishing the sloe-black river : stories by Colum McCann( Book )

40 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 729 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 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features literary excerpts and articles written by sportswriters and authors that celebrate one hundred years of American boxing
The best American short stories 2015 by Heidi Pitlor( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents twenty of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources
Best European fiction 2011 by Aleksandar Hemon( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 343 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. --Book Jacket
Let the great world spin by Colum McCann( Recording )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 303 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 )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 296 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
Thirteen ways of looking by Colum McCann( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 276 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
Dancer by Colum McCann( Recording )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the documented facts of a real life, the acclaimed Irish writer Colum McCann has created an extraordinary work of fiction. This history of a life gets under the skin of its hero, into his head, and into the truth of what it means to dance
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 184 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
When the sky falls( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by the true story of Dublin crime reporter Veronica Guerin. This is about an Irish journalist who investigates the world of violent crime and the bosses who control the drugs and the violence
This side of brightness by Colum McCann( Recording )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early years of the 20th century, Nathan Walker and his fellow sandhogs daily risk their lives burrowing beneath New York City's East River to build the tunnels that will one day connect Manhattan and Brooklyn. Years later, Nathan's descendant, a homeless man who calls himself Treefrog, is driven by guilt and a shameful secret to eke out a marginal existence in these same tunnels
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Alternative Names
Collum McCann

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Zoli : a novelDancer : a novelThis side of brightness : a novelEverything in this country must : a novella and two storiesSongdogs : a novelFishing the sloe-black river : storiesAt the fights : American writers on boxingBest European fiction 2011