The noted Irish author discusses his latest novel, Transatlantic
As part of its 2013 Distinguished Writers Series, Hunter College will present an evening with noted Irish author Colum McCann, who will discuss his latest novel, Transatlantic, on Wednesday, October 23 at 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, located at 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues.
Born in Ireland in 1965, Colum McCann is the author of six novels and two collections of stories. He has been the recipient of many international honors, including the National Book Award, the International Dublin Impac Prize, a Chevalier des Arts et Lettres from the French government, election to the Irish arts academy, several European awards, the 2010 Best Foreign Novel Award in China, and an Oscar nomination. His work has been published in over 35 languages. He lives in New York with his wife, Allison, and their three children. He teaches at the MFA program in Hunter College.
In the National Book Award–winning Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann thrilled readers with a marvelous high-wire act of fiction that The New York Times Book Review called “an emotional tour de force.” Now, in Transatlantic, McCann demonstrates once again why he is one of the most acclaimed and essential authors of his generation with a soaring novel that spans continents, leaps centuries, and unites a cast of deftly rendered characters, both real and imagined. These three iconic crossings are connected by a series of remarkable women whose personal stories are caught up in the swells of history.