Colum McCann

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Colum McCann

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dec 7, 2009, 10:36am

I'll be interviewing Colum McCann, National Book Award fiction winner for Let the Great World Spin. Write your questions here, by December 30th.

dec 25, 2009, 2:35pm

Let the Great World Spin was easily one of the most impressive books I read in the last year - and that includes a lot of classics, as I'm an English Major. I don't know how many questions I'm allowed, but as I seem to be the first to take advantage of the offer, and it being Christmas and all, I'll risk more than one.

1. What is your favourite book about New York (fiction/non-fiction)?

2. What do you think of the plans for One World Trade Center or, more colloquially , Freedom Tower?

3. A bit more technical: why the switch between using inverted commas for some character dialogue, and the underscore to introduce other dialogue? I know different writers prefer one or the other, but I haven't encountered both in the same book.

dec 28, 2009, 12:13pm

Your message format is fine. I'll point Colum to this page, so he can read all the questions and any other remarks. Ask as many questions as you'd like!

dec 29, 2009, 3:33pm

One more day to submit any questions for Colum.