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Conversations from the Cullman Center: Joseph O'Connor and Colum McCann: Redemption Falls

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November 14, 2007

Program Locations:

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium

Writers and former Cullman Fellows Joseph O'Connor and Colum McCann debut O'Connor's dazzling new novel, Redemption Falls, a panoramic tale of love, war, and the American West, which he wrote at the Cullman Center.

About the Participants:

Joseph O'Connor is the author of the novels Cowboys and Indians, Desperadoes, The Salesman, Inishowen, and Star of the Sea, which was published in 26 languages and received the Prix Litt?raire Europ?an Madeleine Zepter for European novel of the year, Ireland?s Hennessy/Sunday Tribune Literary Award, the Irish Post Award for Fiction, France?s Prix Millepages,and a Nielsen-BookScan Golden Book Award. His new novel, Redemption Falls, has been called "hypnotically effective" (Irish Independent) and was hailed on publication as a "superb achievement" by the Irish Times. O?Connor, who lives in Dublin, has also written short stories, film scripts, plays, and a critical biography of the poet Charles Donnelly.

Colum McCann is the author, most recently, of the acclaimed novel Zoli, which he researched while a Fellow at the Cullman Center in 2004. His other works include the novels This Side of Brightness and Dancer, and the story collections Fishing the Sloe-Black River and Everything in the Country Must. He has written for The New York Times, the New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and GQ, and received Ireland's Rooney Prize for Literature.

Read a selection from Redemption Falls!

Co-presented by
Glucksman Ireland House

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