Sunday, January 07, 2007

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)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

i just found your site and really liked it - good to see Colum Macann here. He is my favourite writer. If you like you can look at some of my short stories (all published) on my blog. I would appreciate your opinion

Thursday, January 18, 2007 3:13:00 PM  
Blogger Eric Forbes said...

Glad you enjoy reading the works of Colum McCann. He is one of my favourite novelists. And thanks for introducing me to your blog. I enjoyed it very much. I will check out your short stories.

Thursday, January 18, 2007 5:41:00 PM  

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