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Colum McCann

Colum McCann appears in the following:

Selected Shorts: How to be a Man

Friday, February 28, 2014

Colum McCann and a host of writers tell you "How to be a Man"

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Selected Shorts: Isaiah Sheffer Remembered

Friday, November 08, 2013

SELECTED SHORTS honors the memory of our creator and host of Isaiah Sheffer, who died on November 8, 2012., in a reprise of a special program hosted by Colum McCann.   For nearly thirty years Sheffer presided over our “celebration of the short story.”  He was much loved and is still sorely missed.

 

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Colum McCann Picks Three; Eleanor Friedberger's 'Personal Record'

Thursday, June 06, 2013

In this episode: The award winning Irish novelist, Colum McCann, whose new book is called TransAtlantic, joins us to discuss some of his favorite music in a Pick Three.

Plus: Eleanor Friedberger — singer, songwriter, and one half of the band, Fiery Furnaces — returns with a new solo album, Personal Record. We hear some of it when she plays live in our studio. 

And: A sneak preview of our conversation with the Grammy Award-winning neo-soul singer and songwriter Erykah Badu

    Colum McCann Wants Language To Operate Like Music On A Page

    Thursday, June 06, 2013

    Colum McCann, the author of Let the Great World Spin and TransAtlantic, and an avid music fan, shares some of the music that moves him.

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    Colum McCann's TransAtlantic

    Monday, June 03, 2013

    Colum McCann discusses his new novel, TransAtlantic. It tells three parallel stories of ocean crossings—set in Newfoundland in 1919, Dublin in the 1840s, in New York in 1998. The novel tells the stories of iconic crossings connected by a series of remarkable women whose personal stories are caught up in history.

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    Guest Picks: Colum McCann

    Monday, June 03, 2013

    Writer Colum McCann was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his novel, TransAtlantic. He also told us what he's been reading lately, and what his favorite comfort food is.

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    Selected Shorts: Saints and Sinners

    Sunday, October 23, 2011

    Master storyteller Edna O’Brien on muses on love, death, and regret in two stories and a twisty tale from Robert Coover condenses the meaning of life.

     

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    Guest Picks: Colum McCann

    Wednesday, September 07, 2011

    Novelist Colum McCann shares some of his favorite picks with us.

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    9/11 in Fiction

    Wednesday, September 07, 2011

    Novelists Joseph O’Neill, author of Netherland; Colum McCann, author of Let the Great World Spin; and Julia Glass, author of The Whole World Over, discuss how they addressed 9/11 in their work, the challenges of writing about the attacks and their aftermath, and how 9/11 has influenced their writing, the stories they wanted to tell, and fiction as a whole over the last ten years.

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    Let The Great World Spin

    Friday, September 04, 2009

    On an August morning in 1974 a mysterious tightrope walker suspended himself between the Twin Towers. That event has become the backdrop for Colum McCann's latest novel Let the Great World Spin.

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    Spinning Between the Towers

    Tuesday, June 30, 2009

    On an August morning in 1974 a mysterious tightrope walker suspended himself between the Twin Towers. That event has become the backdrop for Colum McCann's latest novel Let the Great World Spin.

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