S301. A Reading and Conversation with Margot Livesey and Colum McCann, Sponsored by Arts & Letters / Georgia College

Ballroom C, Washington Convention Center, Level Three
Saturday, February 11, 2017
8:30 pm to 10:00 pm


Join us for a reading and conversation with two critically acclaimed authors, Margot Livesey and Colum McCann. Livesey, a Scottish-born writer and a New York Times bestseller, has written eight novels, in addition to her work featured in The New Yorker and The Atlantic, among others. McCann is the Irish-born writer of the National Book Award–winning novel, Let the Great World Spin. McCann has written six novels, three short story collections, and his work has been featured in The New Yorker, Esquire, The Paris Review, Granta, and The Atlantic.


Margot Livesey was born and grew up on the edge of the Scottish Highlands. She is the author of a collection of stories and eight novels, including Eva Moves the Furniture, The Flight of Gemma Hardy, and most recently, Mercury. The Hidden Machinery, a book about the craft of writing, will be published in 2017. She has taught in numerous writing programs including Emerson College, Boston University, and the Warren Wilson low-residency MFA program, and has been the recipient of grants from the NEA, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Radcliffe Institute. She is on the faculty of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Colum McCann is the internationally bestselling author of the National Book Award–winning novel Let the Great World Spin and most recently the short fiction collection Thirteen Ways of Looking. Previous works also include the novels Zoli, Dancer, This Side of Brightness, Songdogs, and TransAtlantic. McCann is a member of the Irish Academy, and among his many honors includes the Chevalier des Arts et Lettres and an award from the American Academy. He currently teaches at the MFA program in Hunter College.


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