Colum McCann is the author of two collections of short stories and five novels, including This Side of Brightness, Dancer and Zoli, all of which were international best-sellers. His newest novel is Let the Great World Spin.
From his Q & A with Anna Metcalfe for the Financial Times:
What is the last thing you read that made you laugh out loud?Visit Colum McCann's website.
Apart from my tax bill, which made me laugh until I cried, there are parts of Aleksandar Hemon’s The Lazarus Project that are poignant and perfectly weighted.
What is your most memorable reading experience?
I recently spent two weeks in hospital and had a chance to re-read Ulysses. At a certain point, my dead grandfather stepped into the room with me. The book brought him alive – a man who had stepped down the very same streets that Leopold Bloom journeyed on in 1904. The whole reading experience was one of the most wonderful I’ve had in years.[read on]