Colum McCann, author of Let The Great World Spin, on tour May 2010

Posted By on January 14, 2010

About Let The Great World Spin


In the dawning light of a late-summer morning, the people of lower Manhattan stand hushed, staring up in disbelief at the Twin Towers. It is August 1974, and a mysterious tightrope walker is running, dancing, leaping between the towers, suspended a quarter mile above the ground. In the streets below, a slew of ordinary lives become extraordinary in bestselling novelist Colum McCann’s stunningly intricate portrait of a city and its people.

Let the Great World Spin
is the critically acclaimed author’s most ambitious novel yet: a dazzlingly rich vision of the pain, loveliness, mystery, and promise of New York City in the 1970s.

About Colum

Colum McCann is the internationally bestselling author of the novels Let the Great World Spin, Zoli, Dancer, This Side of Brightness, and Songdogs, as well as two critically acclaimed story collections. His fiction has been published in thirty languages. He has been a finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and was the inaugural winner of the Ireland Fund of Monaco Literary Award in Memory of Princess Grace. He has been named one of Esquire’s “Best and Brightest,” and his short film Everything in This Country Must was nominated for an Oscar in 2005. A contributor to The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, and The Paris Review, he teaches in the Hunter College MFA Creative Writing Program. He lives in New York City with his wife and their three children.

Colum McCann’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, May 3rd:  Stephanie’s Written Word

Tuesday, May 4th:  S. Krishna’s Blog

Wednesday, May 5th:  The Literate Housewife Review

Thursday, May 6th:  Savvy Verse and Wit

Friday, May 7th: Luxury Reading

Monday, May 10th:  She is Too Fond of Books

Tuesday, May 11th:  My Friend Amy

Wednesday, May 12th: The Brain Lair

Thursday, May 13th:  Diary of an Eccentric

Friday, May 14th:  Lit and Life

Monday, May 17th:  Book Club Classics

Tuesday, May 18th:  Beth Fish Reads

Wednesday, May 19th:  Book Chatter

Thursday, May 20th:  Evening All Afternoon

Friday, May 21st:  Brunette on a Budget

Monday, May 24th:  Ready When You Are, CB

Tuesday, May 25th:  The New Dork Review of Books

Wednesday, May 26th:  Life and Times of a “New” New  Yorker

Thursday, May 27th:  Nonsuch Book

Friday, May 28th:  Caribousmom


3 Responses to “Colum McCann, author of Let The Great World Spin, on tour May 2010”

  1. Dawn - She is Too Fond of Books says:

    I’m sounding like a broken record with all the great book you’re touring … are you looking for tour hosts for LET THE GREAT WORLD SPIN? I’d love to have a spot!

  2. I’d like to be on this tour as well.

  3. Rena Burke says:

    Just enjoying the French translation version of Let the great world spiun
    Fascinating et incroyable!

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