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Colum Mccann

Just Too Pat

Roslyn Bernstein | Posted 05.02.2016 | Arts
Roslyn Bernstein

Saying the word expats to educated Americans of a certain age evokes images of neighborhood bistros in Paris with lace curtains and smoky, book-lined literary salons where Gertrude Stein presided over soirees.

Listen to a Story

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 04.26.2016 | Impact
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

Imagine: A room full of New York's finest doctors sitting through a university lecture on how storytelling can help them better appreciate and better connect with their patients.

Naomi Berrill's From the Ground: Music to Soothe Our Collective Soul

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.24.2016 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

In times of violence and grief, we are too consumed with patching up the holes left on our hearts to remember to keep our eyes to the stars. But that's when someone like singer and cellist Naomi Berrill comes in to save the day.

11 Musical Novels That Hit All The Right Notes

Off The Shelf | Posted 10.08.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

As a rule, printed words stay on the page and music stays in the air. But every once in a while you come across a truly gifted writer who can make their sentences sing. Experience some of that magic with these eleven books that take classical music as their inspiration.

LINES Ballet's Writing Ground Is Physical Poetry -- Literally

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 05.05.2016 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

"There are times I will need ropes and ladders and caribiners and helmets just to climb down into myself." Madeline DeVries shatters into shards, tortured by music and memories. She crumbles as her eyes accuse.

Colum McCann: How I Wrote My New Book

| Neal Thompson for Omnivoracious | Posted 06.11.2013 | Books

First published on Omnivoracious I am half Irish and a naturalized citizen of Ireland, and I’ve often read the work of Irish writers, hoping they...

Interview With Vendela Vida About Always Apprentices

Nicki Richesin | Posted 06.19.2013 | Books
Nicki Richesin

It may come as something of a surprise that Vendela Vida doesn't have access to the internet at her home, but make no mistake, she's very connected.

10 Contemporary Irish Authors You Need To Know

flavorwire.com | Kathleen Massara | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

There are many ways we can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day: go on a bender, kiss everyone in sight, projectile vomit into some shrubbery, be the bastard...

Colum McCann: American Literature and New York's Redemption (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christopher Lydon

Colum McCann wrote the New Yorkiest and, many feel, the best of 9.11 novels, Let the Great World Spin, and won the National Book Award for it.

Norman Mailer's "Moonfire" Celebrated With New Coffeetable Book

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | Alex Vadukul | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Norman Mailer, a writer once known for his towering ego, enjoyed the release of an equally over-sized book last Friday. Fans of Mailer gathered in the...

Tournament Of Books 2010 Begins

The Morning News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

First, let me get some caveats out of the way. Since my co-editor Andrew and I are judging in the first round this year (in past years we've judged th...

Great Books of 2009: Time to Name Men

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Publishing houses come out with so many great books every year that to list just five is way too hard. With that in mind, here is a list of the top five Y-chromosome penned books of 2009.

Amazon Announces Best Books Of 2009

Amazon.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Amy Hertz at Huffington Post: It's the battle of the "best of" lists, movies, television, and of course books. We've seen Publishers Weekly, now Amazo...

The New York Times' Best Books Of 2009

The New York Times | The New York Times Book Review | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Book Review has made these selections from books reviewed since Dec. 7, 2008, when we published our previous Notables list. It was not easy pickin...

Literary Prize Winners Of 2009 (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

There were some surprises this year, and a lot of women winning awards. In case you missed them, here are the moments we celebrated in literature duri...

Margaret Atwood, Anne Rice, Kazuo Ishiguro And Others Share Their Writing Secrets

Wall Street Journal | ALEXANDRA ALTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Richard Powers lounges in bed all day and speaks his novels aloud to a laptop computer with voice-recognition software. Junot Diaz, author of the Puli...