Jewish Book Month 2021: An Evening with Colum McCann: “Apeirogon”
About this event
The JPL presents an online event sponsored by Arlene and Lenny Slepchik and family
Colum McCann in conversation with Anne Legacé Dowson about his new novel Apeirogon
Irish-born international bestselling author Colum McCann is among the world’s foremost storytellers and his fiction has been published in thirty-five languages. His National Book Award-winning novel Let the Great World Spin was a bestseller on four continents and was recognized with major awards from eight nations, and received also the International Dublin Literary Award. McCann’s sixth novel, TransAtlantic earned him comparisons to Michael Ondaatje and Toni Morrison. His newest, longlisted for both the Man Booker Prize and Carnegie Medal, is Apeirogon. It takes as its fulcrum the real-life story of two fathers – one Palestinian, one Israeli – who have both lost daughters to the conflict in the Holy Land, and whose friendship, and extraordinary stories of loss and joint work for reconciliation reverberate around the world. McCann speaks on the intersections of storytelling, self-discovery, social justice, and travel. Jewish Book Council named Apeirogon The Best Jewish Fiction Book of the Year 2020.
Interview by Anne Lagacé Dowson, Journalist and Commentator.
Introduced by Arlene Slepchik, Sponsor
In collaboration with The School of Irish Studies, Concordia University
Date and time
Wed, Nov 3, 2021, 7:30 PM EDT
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