Colum McCann in conversation with Mark Raphael Baker

Broadcast live from New York to Melbourne, Melbourne Jewish Book Week — in partnership with Plus61J — is thrilled to bring you Colum McCann, the international award-winning author of Let the Great World Spin, discussing his new book Apeirogon with Mark Raphael Baker.

Thursday 25th June
8.00 - 9.00 pm AEST

FREE via Zoom – registration required
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“Apeirogon — a shape with a countably infinite number of sides”  
Colum McCann crafts Apeirogon out of a universe of fictional and non-fictional material. He crosses centuries and continents, stitching together time, art, history, nature and politics in a tale both heart-breaking and hopeful. Musical, cinematic, muscular, delicate and soaring.

Available from Readings and The Avenue bookshops.
Colum McCann was born in Dublin and lives in New York where he is a distinguished professor of creative writing at Hunter College. He has been the recipient of many international honours which include the National Book Award in America and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. In 2017 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts.  His work has been published in over 40 languages and he is the co-founder of the non-profit global story exchange organisation, Narrative 4. His non-fiction title published in 2016 Letters to a Young Writer: Some Practical and Philosophical Advice is a paean to the power of language.
Mark Raphael Baker is the author of two memoirs, Thirty Days:  A Journey To the End of Love a book about grief, marriage and death, and The Fiftieth Gate: A Journey Through Memory, a best selling and critically acclaimed publication of his parents' experience during the Holocaust which won a NSW Premier's Literary Award in 1997. Mark was formerly Associate Professor and Director of the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation, Monash University. He is currently writing a novel.


Melbourne Jewish Book Week produced a science session for our second livestream event that fascinated and entertained us all, with many thanks to our imminently popular hosts David Isaacs and Elizabeth Finkel. For those subscribers who could not 'be present’ on the night, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Plagues and Preventing Panic is now available in video format.


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