A Sea of Heroes

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In the New York Times Sunday Book Review, Colum McCann, author of Let the Great World Spin and the new novel TransAtlantic, talks about which books made him laugh, which made him cry, and which he’d like to live in. When asked who his favorite novelist is, he gave an answer that will resonate with book lovers:

Choosing a favorite living novelist is like walking the plank: Inevitably you end up drowning, but at least it’s in a sea of heroes.


Kathryn Sukalich is a Wisconsin native living in Oregon. She received an MFA in Creative Writing and Environment from Iowa State University. You can find her online at kathrynsukalich.com. More from this author →