Colum McCANN ... Zoli (2006)
COLUM McCANN is one Irish writer who isn’t interested in writing about the typical suburban middle-class Irish story like most Irish writers. The Dublin-born writer prefers exploring the stories of others. His latest novel, Zoli (2006), delves into the tale of a gypsy woman’s life in 1950s Eastern Europe and in so doing paints a wide-ranging picture of an entire culture we have not been privy to.
McCANN Colum [1965-] Irish novelist, short-story writer. Born in Dublin, Ireland. Novels Zoli (2006); Dancer (2003); This Side of Brightness (1998: shortlisted for the 2000 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award); Songdogs (1996: nominated for the 1997 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award) Novella Everything in This Country Must: A Novella and Two Stories (2000) Stories Fishing the Sloe-Black River (1993: winner of the 1994 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature)