Reading & Reception
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Born in Dublin in 1965, Colum McCann is the author of five novels. His latest novel, Let The Great World Spin, earned the 2009 National Book Award and became the Amazon.com #1 novel of the year. He was named Esquire’s Writer of the Year in 2003. Other awards include a French Chevalier des arts et lettres and The Pushcart Prize. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review and The Irish Times. He currently teaches at Hunter College in New York. More information about Colum McCann can be found on his website. Please join our Facebook event.
*About the Archive Literary Festival
Established in 1959 by Professor William Blackburn, the Archive Literary Festival began as a series of student-run literary gatherings aimed at making literature more accessible to Duke students. Every year, the Festival brings nationally acclaimed authors to Duke University and hosts local writers and faculty members for public readings. The Festival serves as a forum for discussion and appreciation of different modalities of literary expression amongst Duke students and faculty and the local community.