A Very Personal Conflict: McCann's Apeirogon

Colum McCann in conversation with Caroline Baum

Friday 14 August 2020
2.30PM – 3.30PM

Inspired by a friendship between two fathers, a Palestinian studying the Holocaust and an Israeli against the occupation, these men are divided by conflict yet united in grief. From New York, McCann joins Caroline Baum to discuss Apeirogon, his epic New York Times bestseller, hailed the year’s masterpiece.

Presented by the Molonglo Group


Colum McCann

Colum McCann is the author of six novels and three collections of stories. His most recent novel TransAtlantic was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013 and his previous novel, Let the Great World Spin, won the National Book Award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and was a New York Times bestseller. His work has been published in 40 languages. He was born in Dublin and lives in New York.


Caroline Baum

Caroline Baum has worked for the BBC, ABC, Time Life Books, Vogue magazine (UK and Australia), was the founding editor of Good Reading magazine and the editorial director of Booktopia. She has been a judge of the Stella Prize, the Ned Kelly and Kibble Awards. She is the author of a memoir Only.