Inspired by the books of America’s Beat writers, Colum McCann left his native Ireland to bike across the United States. Then McCann, who began his career as a journalist, enrolled at the University of Texas where he studied his countrymen Samuel Beckett and James Joyce. No wonder, says the author of the award-winning “Let the Great World Spin,” that his newest novel is called “TransAtlantic.”
By Amy Sutherland| Globe Correspondent July 06, 2013
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