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Letters to a Young Writer

(2017)
A non fiction book by

 
 
From the bestselling author of the National Book Award winner Let the Great World Spin comes the perfect graduation gift: a lesson in how to be a writer, and so much more.

Intriguing and inspirational, this book is a call to look outward rather than inward. McCann asks his readers to constantly push the boundaries of experience, to see empathy and wonder in the stories we craft and hear.

A paean to the power of language, both by argument and by example, Letters to a Young Writer is fierce and honest in its testament to the bruises delivered by writing as both a profession and a calling. It charges aspiring writers to learn the rules and even break them.

These fifty-two essays are ultimately a profound challenge to a new generation to bring truth and light to a dark world through their art.

Praise for the fiction of Colum McCann

Let the Great World Spin
Winner of the National Book Award

"One of the most electric, profound novels I have read in years." - Jonathan Mahler, The New York Times Book Review

"There's so much passion and humor and pure life force on every page that you'll find yourself giddy, dizzy, overwhelmed." - Dave Eggers

TransAtlantic
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

"Reminiscent of the finest work of Michael Ondaatje and Michael Cunningham." - O: The Oprah Magazine

"Another sweeping, beautifully constructed tapestry of life . . . Reading McCann is a rare joy." - The Seattle Times

Thirteen Ways of Looking
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

"The irreducible mystery of human experience ties this small collection together, and in each of these stories McCann explores that theme in strikingly effective ways." - The Washington Post

"Extraordinary . . . incandescent." - Chicago Tribune

    

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May 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Letters to a Young Writer
Author(s): Colum McCann
ISBN: 1-4088-8503-4 / 978-1-4088-8503-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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May 2017 : Canada Hardback
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Title: Letters to a Young Writer: Some Practical and Philosophical Advice
Author(s): Colum McCann
ISBN: 1-4434-5315-3 / 978-1-4434-5315-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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April 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Letters to a Young Writer: Some Practical and Philosophical Advice
Author(s): Colum McCann
ISBN: 0-399-59080-3 / 978-0-399-59080-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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Paperback Editions

May 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Letters to a Young Writer
Author(s): Colum McCann
ISBN: 1-4088-8504-2 / 978-1-4088-8504-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
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Audio Editions

April 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: Letters to a Young Writer: Some Practical and Philosophical Advice
Author(s): Colum McCann
ISBN: 1-5247-8150-9 / 978-1-5247-8150-7
Publisher: Random House (a)
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Kindle Editions

May 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Letters to a Young Writer
Author(s): Colum McCann
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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May 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Letters to a Young Writer: Some Practical and Philosophical Advice
Author(s): Colum McCann
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2017 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Letters to a Young Writer: Some Practical and Philosophical Advice
Author(s): Colum McCann
Publisher: Random House
Availability: Amazon