Conversation with Colum McCann
- Thursday 1 October 2020
Where possible, please make a group booking if you are not coming on your own. This will facilitate seating for all on the night.
- admission free
Colum McCann came to worldwide attention in 2009 when his novel Let the Great World Spin won several major international literary prizes including The 2009 National Book Award in the U.S. Originally from Dublin, Colum has lived in New York for decades and is the author of an impressive seven novels and three collections of short stories that have confirmed his place as one of Ireland’s most acclaimed contemporary writers. This evening, he will discuss his latest book Apeirogon which has just been published in French translation by Belfond. Rooted in the real-life friendship between two fathers - one Israeli, one Palestinian - united by loss, McCann crafts Apeirogon out of a universe of fictional and nonfictional material. He crosses centuries and continents, stitching together time, art, history, nature, and politics in a tale both heartbreaking and hopeful.
This conversation between Colum and fellow author (and friend) Darragh McKeon will be screened live in our lecture room; it will be followed by a Q+A with the audience.