Posts Tagged ‘Colum McCann’

Weekly Comment: Danny McDonald and Colum McCann Honored at NYU Gala

Glucksman Ireland House hosted its annual gala this past Wednesday, honoring acclaimed writer Colum McCann and restaurant proprietor Danny McDonald. The event featured music from Lúnasa and freshly poured pints of Guinness. New York Times writer and memoirist Dan Barry acted as master of ceremonies, introducing McDonald and McCann for the Lewis L. Glucksman AwardRead more..

Review of Books

NON-FICTION All in the Cooking By Josephine B. Marnell and Nora M. Breathnach and Ann A. Martin and Mor Murnaghan For those of us who grew up in Ireland in the latter half of the 20th century, the bible of the Irish kitchen was All in the Cooking.  First published in 1946, the official textbook ofRead more..

Colum McCann: Write What You Want to Know

Colum McCann on journeys of inspiration, his intensive research process, and his new novel. The annoying writerly adage says to write what you know. Great – if you possess a particular passion for accessing the extraordinary in the humdrum. Terrific – if your past is rich with enough adventure or incident to provide a lifetimeRead more..

“TransAtlantic,” by
Colum McCann

An excerpt adapted from Colum McCann’s novel, TransAtlantic. ℘℘℘ Colum McCann won the National Book Award in 2012 for Let the Great World Spin, which through an extraordinary feat of storytelling connects a disparate group of ordinary New Yorkers to Philippe Petit’s 1974 tightrope walk between the Twin Towers. His novel TransAtlantic is another tourRead more..

Launch of Imagine Ireland

A year of arts and culture in the U.S. 2011 is going to be an exciting year for the Irish arts in America. On January 7th, Culture Ireland announced its expansive project for the coming year, titled Imagine Ireland.  Launched in New York City’s Lincoln Center by Cultural Ambassador and renowned actor Gabriel Byrne, MinisterRead more..

An Evening with Joe O’Connor and Colum McCann

Irish novelists Joseph O’Connor and Colum McCann enthralled an audience at the New York Public Library on November 14.  As part of the fall program at the Dorothy and Lewis Cullman Center, O’Connor and McCann, both former Cullman Fellows, were there to discuss Redemption Falls, O’Connor’s novel about the American Civil War, an epic taleRead more..

Imagining the Unknown

In his latest novel, Zoli, Dublin-born Colum McCann proves that part of his talent as a writer lies in his ability  to imagine and capture the lives of the forgotten and oppressed. Colum McCann doesn’t write about what he knows. That, he insists, would involve sitting in the study of his apartment on the UpperRead more..

Book Reviews

A sampling of the latest Irish books. ℘℘℘ RECOMMENDED “The reason I wanted to be a Gopher was simple: them gangsters never had to work for a living.” This is famed New York gangster Owney Madden, speaking in the crackling voice which runs throughout Michael Walsh’s gritty new novel And All the Saints. Madden roseRead more..

McCann Wins Princess Grace Award

New York-based Irish writer Colum McCann, 37, was awarded the first ever Princess Grace Memorial Literary Award on October 5, 2002 at the Hôtel de Paris, Monte Carlo. The award entitled “the Ireland Fund of Monaco Literary Award in Memory of Princess Grace” has a value of 15,000 euro and was created to commemorate theRead more..

Grandpa’s Shoes

They are still with us, the shoes. Tan-colored Rockports. Size tens. We have put them in a box and left them in the corner of a cupboard, although the reason why we have kept them is still mysterious to me. On September 11th my father-in-law was in Tower One of the World Trade Center. MiraculouslyRead more..