Colum McCann is the author of five novels and two-story collections. His fiction has been published in over 30 languages and has appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly and more. Let the Great World Spin won the National Book Award for Fiction and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. He has won the Rooney Prize, the Hennessy Award for Irish Literature and the Hughes & Hughes Novel of the Year. His short film Everything in This Country Must was nominated for an Oscar. McCann lives in New York and teaches in the MFA program at Hunter College.