Best-Selling Novelist Colum McCann to Speak at FDU

Best-Selling Novelist Colum McCann

to Speak at FDU As Part of

The Gene Barnett Literary Society Lecture Series

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 8 p.m.


Teaneck, NJ (March 6, 2012)­­ — The Gene Barnett Literary Society Lecture series presents award-winning novelist, Colum McCann at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. McCann will present “The Writer’s Journey: From Idea to Written Page, How a Novel is Born.”

Born in Dublin, Ireland, McCann began his career as a journalist in The Irish Press. McCann’s fiction has been published in 30 languages and has appeared in The New Yorker, Paris Review, Granta, The Atlantic Monthly and other places. His most recent novel “Let the Great World Spin” won worldwide acclaim, including the 2009 National Book Award, as well as a 2011 literary award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. It also became a best seller on four continents. His previous novels include: “Zoli,” “Dancer” and “A Slide of Brightness.”

McCann was awarded the Deauville Festival Literary Prize, the Ambassador Award, the inaugural Medici Book Club prize,’s Book of the Year: 2010 and the 2010 NAIBA “Book of the Year” among many other awards.

McCann’s lecture will begin at 8 p.m. in FDU’s Wilson Auditorium, Dickinson Hall, Hackensack, N.J. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow the lecture. 

Copies of McCann’s books will be available for sale and signing after the Q&A session.

The evening is open to the general public with tickets at $10 per person. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 7:15 p.m. on the night of the lecture. There are no advance ticket sales or reserved seating.

If there are any groups of 10 or more, call (201) 692-7032, and we will arrange for group seating.

For additional information, call (201) 693-7028

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