Irish writer Colum McCann.

Colum McCann

Colum McCann was born in Dublin in 1965, began his writing career as a journalist for The Irish Press, biked around North America in the 1980s, and served as a wilderness guide for juvenile delinquents in Texas before settling in New York City and publishing his first novel, Songdogs, in 1995. Let the Great World Spin, his fifth novel, was awarded a National Book Award in 2009.

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