Colum McCann was born in Dublin in 1965.
His stories include Fishing the Sloe Black River (London, Pheonix House, 1994/ New York, Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company, 1996).
His novels are Song Dogs, (Pheonix House, 1995; New York, Henry Holt, 1995); This Side of Brightness (London, Orion, 1998/ New York, Metropolitan Books, 1998); Everything In This Country Must ([a novella and two stories] Pheonix House, 2000); Dancer (London, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 2003/Henry Holt: Metropolitan Books, 2003); Zoli (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2006/New York, Random House, 2007); Let the Great World Spin (London, Bloomsbury/Random House, 2009); and Transatlantic (Bloomsbury/Random House, 2013).
His awards include a Hennessey Award in 1990, The Rooney Prize, and the 2009 National Book Award for Let the Great World Spin.
He lives in New York.
Colum McCann’s Website
Photo credit: Brendan Bourke
Colum McCann at The National Library of Ireland