Colum McCann is the award-winning author of five novels and two short story collections, including the international best-sellers This Side of Brightness and Dancer. His latest novel, Let the Great World Spin, will be published in September 2009.
Born and raised in Dublin, McCann’s fiction has been published in twenty-eight languages and has appeared in the New Yorker, Paris Review, The Atlantic Monthly and GQ. He has written for numerous publications including The Irish Times, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The L.A Times, Le Monde, Die Zeit, La Republica, Paris Match, The Guardian and others.
His short film Everything in this Country Must was nominated for an Oscar in 2005.