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Colum McCann in conversation with Carlo Gébler

ICC Digital Literary Festival 2020

The ICC Digital Literary Festival features some of the stalwarts of Irish literature alongside recent bestselling authors.

This interview features author Colum McCann in conversation with Carlo Gébler.

About Colum McCann

Colum McCann by Elizabeth Eagle

Colum is the author of seven highly acclaimed novels, including Let The Great World Spin and Transatlantic.  He has also written three collections of short stories.

He is the recipient of numerous awards, including The Rooney Prize, Irish Novel of the Year Award, the International Dublin Literary Award and the highly prestigious Chevalier des Arts et Lettres from the French government. 

Colum is the President and Co-Founder of Narrative 4, a global non-profit organization which promotes storytelling and story exchange amongst young people to help improve their lives and their communities.

Colum will discuss his most recent highly acclaimed novel Apeirogon (2020), which was longlisted for the Booker Prize 2020. It has also been chosen as a Book of the Year by, amongst others, the BBC, The Sunday Times, The Irish Times, The Observer and The Guardian.

About Carlo Gébler

Carlo is the author of nearly 30 works including novels, plays, short stories, children’s fiction, travel writing, historical pieces and a memoir. His more recent work includes The Wing Orderly’s Tales (2016), The Innocent of Falkland Road (2017) and a retelling of Aesop’s Fables (2019).  He has contributed extensively to a wide variety of publications including  Critical Quarterly, The Dublin Review, Fiction Magazine, The Financial Times, The Guardian and The Irish Independent. 

In his broadcasting role Carlo is conducting some of the interviews for the Festival, while his most recent work, Tales We Tell Ourselves: A Selection From ‘The Decameron’ forms the subject of his own interview with Dermot Bolger.