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Irish writer Colum McCann was born near Dublin in 1965 and graduated from the University of Texas with a B.A. degree. He has worked as a newspaper journalist in Ireland and written several short stories and bestselling novels. The short film of Everything in this Country Must was nominated for an Academy Award in 2005. McCann's work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, GQ, The Irish Times, La Repubblica, Die Zeit, Paris Match, the Guardian, and the Independent. He has won numerous awards, such as a Pushcart Prize, the Rooney Prize, the Irish Novel of the Year Award, and the 2002 Ireland Fund of Monaco Princess Grace Memorial Literary Award. In 2009 McCann was inducted into the Irish arts association Aosdana. He teaches in the Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing program at New York's Hunter College. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Let the Great World Spin… (more)
Dubliners (Foreword, some editions) 19,086 copies, 221 reviews
The Best American Short Stories 2015 (Contributor) 213 copies, 3 reviews
The Penguin Book of Irish Fiction (Contributor) 151 copies
Granta 109: Work (Contributor) 114 copies
Best European Fiction 2011 (Preface, some editions) 106 copies, 3 reviews
My Discovery of America (Foreword, some editions) 59 copies, 1 review
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