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Colum McCann to Speak at Catawba College's 2011 Brady Author's Symposium

June 10, 2010

Category: Events


Author Colum McCann, winner of the 2009 National Book Award for his novel, "Let the Great World Spin," will be the featured speaker at the 25th annual Brady Author's Symposium scheduled Thursday, March 3, 2011.

McCann's other novels include "Zoli," "Dancer" "This Side of Brightness," and "Songdogs," as well as two story collections.  His work has been published in 30 languages.

He was the inaugural winner of the Ireland Fund of Monaco Literary Award in Memory of Princess Grace and has been a finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.  In 2005, his short film, "Everything in This Country Must," was nominated for an Oscar.

A contributor to "The New Yorker," "The New York Times Magazine," "The Atlantic Monthly," and "The Paris Review," McCann teachers in the Hunter College MFA Creative Writing Program.  He makes his home in New York City with his wife and their three children.

Tickets for the symposium will be available in early 2011. SymposiumEvents include a lecture, luncheon, book signing, and an exclusive writing question and answer session, all of which will take place in the Robertson College-Community Center on campus. For more information, contact the Catawba College Public Relations Office at (704) 637-4393.



Keppel Auditorium

Seated Luncheon*
Peeler Crystal Lounge
*Luncheon reservations are limited and will be taken in the order in which they are received.

Book Signing
Lobby of Keppel Auditorium

Exclusive Writing Q&A
Hedrick Little Theatre