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COLUM MCCANN: “Narrative: Using Storytelling to Bridge the Divides of Culture & Conflict”
March 2, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
“NARRATIVE: USING STORYTELLING TO BRIDGE THE DIVIDES OF CULTURE & CONFLICT”
A Talk by Colum McCann
Colum McCann is the author of six novels and three collections of stories. His most recent collection, “Thirteen Ways of Looking” has received rave international reviews, including a Pushcart Prize and selection in the Best American Short Stories of 2015. In her review, The New York Times critic Sarah Lyall praised the author: “Mr. McCann is a writer of power and subtlety and beauty best known for his National Book Award-winning novel “Let the Great World Spin,” which took a large cast of disparate characters in New York City in the 1970s and beyond, plunged the reader headlong into their messy, troubled, often quietly heroic lives and then showed how they all fit together.
At the March 2016 Narrative Medicine Rounds event, McCann will talk about writing and his work as co-founder of the non-profit global story exchange organization, Narrative 4. The writer, who was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, has been the recipient of many international honors, including the National Book Award, the International Dublin Impac Prize, a Chevalier des Arts et Lettres from the French government, election to the Irish arts academy, several European awards, the 2010 Best Foreign Novel Award in China, and an Oscar nomination. He teaches at the MFA program in Hunter College.