On Monday, June 10 at 7 p.m. Colum McCann appears at the Carter Center to read from, discuss and sign copies of his first novel since winning the 2009 National Book Award for Let the Great World Spin. McCann's new novel is TransAtlantic.
Tickets are free with the purchase of the book ($29) or $10 without. Advanced tickets are available online at acappellabooks.com or at A Cappella Books, in Inman Park, 208 Haralson Ave NE (at the corner of Dekalb Avenue). If still available, tickets will also be on sale at the door on the night of each event. For more information about tickets, please call A Cappella Books, (404) 681-5128.
The judges who awarded McCann the National Book Award called his previous novel a "remarkable literary work [...] a genuinely 21st century novel that speaks to its time but is not enslaved by it." At the book's beginning "the people of New York city stand breathless and overwhelmed as a great artist dazzles them in a realm that seemed impossible until that moment; Colum McCann does the same thing in this novel, leaving the reader just as stunned as the New Yorkers, just as moved and just as grateful". His new novel ties together a series of narratives that span 150 years and two continents in an outstanding act of literary bravura.