Colum McCann is the author of books including This Side of Brightness, Zoli, Songdogs and Let the Great World Spin. He has received the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, a Pushcart Prize, and was named the first winner of the Grace Kelly Memorial Foundation Award and the Princess Grace Memorial Literary Award. He lives in New York City.
"A beautiful, floating novel about Nureyev's life and art." --The New York Times Book Review"Exuberant and exhilarating . . . A brilliant leap of imagination." --San Francisco Chronicle"The goal of a book like this is to catch the spirit of the person and his age. It's a tall order, and one that Dancer pulls off brilliantly." --The Seattle Times"Fascinating . . . A triumph of voice . . . McCann's fluid lyricism brilliantly convey's Nureyev's towering professional achievement and the wasteland of his personal life." --Newsday"A monumental life . . . Stylistically, Dancer is a leap itself." --Los Angeles Times"An engrossing portrait of a man so complex that no mere biography could possibly convey more than a sliver of his personality. . . . The Nureyev who strides impatiently through its pages seems entirely convincing." --Terry Teachout, The Baltimore Sun"Every sentence sounds new and beautiful, no matter how often it's read." --USA Today"Dancer is the most breathtaking tribute to Nureyev since Jamie Wyeth's famous paintings." --Esquire"Dazzling . . . an intimate portrait . . . Dancer is bigger than the dance, bigger than biography, too. . . . Relish McCann's dizzy, fascinating glimpse." --Miami Herald