Thursday, November 19, 2009
Top of the world
Irish-born New York-based author Colum McCann has won the National Book Award in the US for his latest, Let The Great World Spin. Previous winners of the award include Philip Roth, Cormac McCarthy, Jonathan Franzen, Susan Sontag, and John Updike. It's a very big deal for Colum: next stop the Pulitzer?