Colum McCann at UT’s Writers in the Library, Nov. 2

Colum McCann (Photo by Dustin Aksland)

Internationally acclaimed writer Colum McCann will appear at Writers in the Library on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville campus on Monday, November 2. He will read from his work at 7 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of the John C. Hodges Library. The event is free and open to the public.

Colum McCann is the award-winning author of three collections of short stories and six novels, including the international bestseller TransAtlantic (2013) and the National Book Award winning Let the Great World Spin (2009). Stories from his most recent collection, Thirteen Ways of Looking, just published this month, have garnered a Pushcart Prize and selection in the Best American Short Stories 2015.

McCann has also been the recipient of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and an Arts and Letters Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His work has been published in over thirty-five languages.

In addition to his writing, McCann is the co-founder of Narrative 4, a global non-profit focused on the exchange of stories as a way of building community throughout the world. McCann teaches in the Creative Writing program at Hunter College in New York.

Read a review of Thirteen Ways of Looking on Chapter 16: a community of Tennessee writers, readers and passersby (brought to you by Humanities Tennessee).
Writers in the Library is sponsored by the UT Libraries and the Creative Writing Program in association with the John C. Hodges Better English Fund. UT’s Ready for the World Initiative provided additional funding for this event.

Visit for a complete schedule of readings for the 2015-2016 academic year. For more information contact Christopher Hebert, Jack E. Reese Writer-in-Residence at the UT Libraries (

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