Thursday, November 19, 2009

National Book Awards

Colum McCann has won the National Book Award for his novel, Let the Great World Spin. I haven't read it yet, but was interested to learn that the events in the book occur as Philippe Petit is walking on a tightrope strung between the towers of the World Trade Center. The library has the documentary DVD about Petit's daring stunt, Man on Wire, and I can recommend the film to documentary fans. Now I need to add McCann's book to my reading list.

1 comment:

brad said...

Man on Wire is a fantastic film and Colum McCann's Let the Great World Spin is a tremendous book. I highly recommend both!