A dual citizen of Dublin, Ireland and New York City, Colum McCann's body of work can only be described as international in scope: He addresses the troubles in Northern Ireland in Everything in This Country Must
, Europe's Roma culture in Zoli
, and an ambitious artist in Soviet Russia in Dancer
. His latest novel, Let the Great World Spin
, has been described as "the first great 9/11 novel" by Esquire Magazine
and became a best-seller on four continents as well as receiving the 2009 National Book Award in the U.S. and the 2010 Best Foreign Novel Award in China. He's currently at work on a new novel, tentatively titled Thirteen Ways of Looking
, which will be published in 2013. He'll speak about his fascinating life and work at Benaroya Hall as part of the Seattle Arts & Lectures literary series.
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