Colum McCann won the 2009 National Book Award for Fiction for his novel Let the Great World Spin. His latest novel is Transatlantic.

In the preface to a collection of new European fiction, novelist Colum McCann asks just what exactly defines national writers in the age of slippery identities and globalization.

When Britain’s David Cameron apologized for the Bloody Sunday killings he healed a deep wound, says novelist Colum McCann—and appropriately for Bloomsday there were echoes of Joyce in his words.