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Article

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This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

Disciplines

General literature studies, 6.3 PHILOSOPHY, ETHICS and RELIGION

Publication Details

Irish Studies Review Vol. 20, No. 1, February 2012, 85–88

Abstract

Colum McCann is rightly acknowledged as being one of Ireland’s most talented living novelists. The success of his most recent novel, Let the Great World Spin (2009), which won the National Book Award in America in 2009 and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 2011, really cemented his reputation as a writer of substance. He is also one of the new generation of Irish novelists who possess few discernibly ‘Irish’ traits, their preoccupations being of a more global nature.

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