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A Conversation with Colum McCann

IRELAND 100: Literature Panel: Colum McCann in Conversation with Ron Charles

Friday, June 3, 2016 6:30 PM

IRELAND 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts & Culture

National Book Award-winning writer Colum McCann reads selections of his works and discusses his life and career in an interview conducted by Ron Charles, editor of the Washington Post's "Book World." Free tickets required.

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IRELAND 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts & Culture
Colum McCann in Conversation with Ron Charles

NOTE: Free general admission tickets will be distributed approximately 30 minutes prior to the event in the Family Theater lobby area, two (2) tickets per person in line. There is no free parking when attending free events. 

National Book Award-winning writer Colum McCann will read from his novels This Side of Brightness and TransAtlantic, and from his recent collection of stories Thirteen Ways of Looking. He will be interviewed by Ron Charles, editor of the Washington Post's "Book World."
 
Event Timing: Approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.

The Literature series is presented in collaboration with Poetry Ireland with the support of Malin Corporation plc.

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Colum McCann is the award-winning author of six novels and three collections of short stories. His most recent collection Thirteen Ways of Looking will be published in late 2015--already it has received outstanding pre-launch attention, including a Pushcart Prize and selection in the Best American Short Stories of 2015. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, he 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. His work has been published in over 35 languages. He is the co-founder of the non-profit global story exchange organization Narrative 4 and he teaches at the MFA program in Hunter College. He lives in New York with his wife Allison and their three children.
 
Ron Charles is the editor of "Book World" in The Washington Post.

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