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Colum McCann Books In Order

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Songdogs (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
This Side of Brightness (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zoli (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dancer (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Let the Great World Spin (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
TransAtlantic (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Apeirogon (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Fishing the Sloe-Black River (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Everything in This Country Must (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thirteen Ways of Looking (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

365 Days in Ireland Calendar 2010 (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Letters to a Young Writer (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

From the Republic of Conscience(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best European Fiction 2011(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales of Two Cities: The Best and Worst of Times In Today's New York(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Freeman's: Arrival(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eat Joy: Stories & Comfort Food from 31 Celebrated Writers(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Colum McCann is the writer and author of six amazing novels and three fantastic collections of great stories who was born and brought up in Dublin. He started his own career specifically as an upcoming journalist in Dublin at The Irish Press. He is known for taking a bike ride across the North America in the early 1980’s. He worked as a primary wilderness guide in the major program and schedule for young delinquents at Texas. In Ireland, McCann has been the principal recipient of various international honors. Some include the International Dublin Impact Prize, the National author/book Award, a Chevalier Arts awards from the government of France, elected in the Irish arts academy award, several precious European awards, Oscar nomination and the year 2010 best Novel (foreign) Award in China. In his writing and personal history, McCann is a man of many unique places. This is profoundly depicted in areas he has cited in his various writings as well as his movement from one country to another. McCann is one of the greatest writer to emulate especially among the upcoming writers in the modern word,

Colum work has been written and published in over Thirty Five (35) languages. His work has also appeared in various places such as in the Esquire, New Yorker, Paris Review, as well in several other public places. He is the author of collections of two (2) short stories and also four excellent novels including “Zoli,” and “This Side of Brightness, “Dancer” all of which became some of international best-selling books of the year. As one of the greatest and internationally known author, Colum has written for The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire New York Times, Paris Review, as well as much more other international news and publication. Colum McCann currently teaches at Hunter College-New York specifically in Creative and imaginative Writing program with some of the fellow novelists such as Nathan Englander and Peter Carey. This program is though out to be one of the amazing and finest in New York where only 6 (six) students are accepted each year.Colum McCann is one of the co-founders of the non-profit making global story exchange organization and the Narrative 4 (four).

In conjunction with various artists, students, educators and community activists such as Tyler Cabot, Terry Tempest Williams, Lisa Consiglio, Assaf-Gavron, Greg Khalil and several other authors, Narrative 4 which has received recognition worldwide brings young turks together from various parts of the world to walk and move in one another shoes. The narrative has brought kids together from different places sometimes directly from contentious places and sometimes just places with their own hardships and how over a span of days the kids’ pair off, one from each place later exchange the story that mostly defines who they really are. At the end of their time while together, they tell the stories to the larger groups while taking on the persona of their various partners. McCann says, “It is an action of the radical empathy,” He continues, “You tell my history (story), and I’ll tell yours. We have had incredible outcomes all over in the world. From all corners of the world, what storytelling is the Narrative 4, that it improves the lungs of the entire world. After the exchange, these young people (kids) return to their societies and begin to change their communities from the base up. We have been looking to developing an upcoming generation of honest and empathetic leaders.”

In one of his novel, “Let the Greatest (great) World Spin”, The story begins in 1974 early August as the Tightrope Walker tries to make his way via the dawn-light specifically across theTrade-Center towers of the world while stunning many of viewers below. Using an original story of the character known as Phili ppe Petit, McCann comes up with a picture of the actual city and people. There is Corrigan, who is a radical and youthful monk, who strain with the various demons as he lives among the prostitutes. A group of parents (mothers) gather in a given apartment at Park Avenue to cry and mourn their sons who had died in Vietnam. These parents soon realize how much division exists between them even as they grief. In Further uptown, a middle aged grandmother called Tillie,transforms her cunning nature alongside her fellow teenage daughter, very focused to not only look after her babies but also prove lasting worth. Elegantly weaving alongside together with these seemingly disparate people’s lives, Colum powerful and talented allegory of nine out of eleven comes vivid in the unforgettable/extraordinary cries and voices of the various city’s people, unexpectedly who are drawn together by the hope,Tightrope Walker’s artistic crime nature of the century. This novel has marked one of the greatest and elegant work to date of Colum MacCann. It has been stated and described as the best and triumphant American novel. Through this novel he demonstrates the reasons why he is essential and acclaimed authors of his generation.

In another famous novel known as “ZOLI” which a key novel about a Gypsy woman who was exiled after betraying her own people. The story starts in Czechoslovakia in the year the early 1930s when a young Roma girl called “Zoli” is six years old and the fascist Hlinka soldiers/guards had driven away most of the people out onto the frozen lake areas by forcing them to stay there until the spring season ended. This is when the actual ice cracked and everybody who was there including Zoli’s parents, brothers and sisters drowned. This novel brings out Colum MacCann’s storytelling nature and his obsession with actual people and events. It states how past occurrences has big influences, especially to young people or kids while growing up.

McCann’s newest collections include a piece that sounds similar to the outstanding high school coming out which is a story about a writer trying to come up or write a story. That McCann is able to overcome the necrotic cliche of that entity is one of the greatest sign of his knowledge and technical skill. Since he makes this story so emotionally captivating and compelling is a good sign of his genius nature in creating stories. The best one can do is to call him a person of the world that is someone who is willing to find emotional connections and integration everywhere.

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