Colum McCann Biography

Author(1965–)
Colum McCann is an Irish born writer best known for his works of fiction published as novels and short stories.

Synopsis

Colum McCann was born on February 28, 1965 in Dublin, Ireland. McCann's fictional writing ranges in topics, from This Side of Brightness, which he wrote after living with the homeless in New York City's subway tunnels. More recently, he published Let the Great World Spin, about several stories set in 1970s New York City.

Literary Accomplishments

Writer Colum McCann was born on February 28, 1965, in Dublin, Ireland. Colum McCann is an award-winning author of literary fiction. His novels include This Side of Brightness, which he researched by living with the homeless in the subway tunnels of Manhattan, and Dancer, a fictional portrait of world-famous dancer Rudolf Nureyev, which received the Irish Novel of the Year Award in 2003.

Colum McCann teaches creative writing at Hunter College at the City University of New York. He is also a contributor to The New York Times , The New Yorker and GQ, among other publications. He lives in New York with his wife and children.

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