Colum McCann will give the rescheduled 2012 Annie Sonnenblick Lecture at Russell House at 8 p.m. tonight, April 3rd. McCann’s most recent book, Let The Great World Spin (2009), was described by Esquire as the first major post-9/11 novel. The book received awards in the US, Europe, and Asia, including the 2009 National Book Award in the U.S, an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the 2011 IMPAC International Prize. McCann’s other novels include Zoli; Dancer; and This Side of Brightness, a story of building New York’s subway tunnels. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Paris Review, Granta, The Atlantic Monthly, and GQ, and he has written for newspapers and periodicals including The New York Times, The Irish Times, Die Zeit, La Repubblica, Paris Match, and the Guardian.
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