After winning the National Book Award in 2009, Colum McCann’s Let the Great World Spin has now won the IMPAC (see the announcement on the IMPAC website here).

I have this book on hand, but I haven’t been compelled to read it quite yet.  Perhaps this will do the trick.

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By | 2016-07-05T18:17:12+00:00 June 15th, 2011|Categories: News|5 Comments


  1. KevinfromCanada June 15, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    As you know, this was my choice — a very rare case where a jury and I agree. I’ll abuse your site by including a link to my review.

  2. Trevor June 15, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    How is the book holding up for you a couple of years later, Kevin?

  3. KevinfromCanada June 15, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Pretty well, I’d say. It isn’t one that I want to read again just yet, but when I reread my review most of the story lines held up.

  4. leroyhunter June 16, 2011 at 6:11 am

    Not much coverage of this – I guess because it’s been so widely read (though not by me I admit).

  5. Liz from Literary Masters June 16, 2011 at 10:35 am

    This was a selection for my Literary Masters book groups and everyone loved it. It’s beautifully written and there are many layers to ‘dig deep’ into. The trope of walking the high wire through life in New York is fantastic–it works well throughout the book. I read it twice and perhaps enjoyed it more the second time because I could appreciate how McCann crafted the novel. One of the best books out there right now, in my humble opinion. :-)

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