Colum McCann in conversation with Michaela Kalowski
Colum McCann + Michaela Kalowski
#About the event
Bassam Aramin is Palestinian. Rami Elhanan is Israeli. They inhabit a world of conflict with an infinite multiplicity of sides, worldviews, experiences...
BWF is thrilled to present New York Times bestselling author, Colum McCann, in conversation with Michaela Kalowski, with his latest work, Apeirogon. Arranged into 1001 'chapters' - fragmentary vignettes of grief, and healing, and resilience - Apeirogon is ambitious in style and structure.
This extraordinary novel is the fruit of a seed planted when the McCann met the real Bassam and Rami on a trip with the non-profit organization Narrative 4. Moved by their willingness to share their stories with the world and their hope that if they could see themselves in one another, perhaps others could too, McCann has produced a spectacular piece of art.
Michaela Kalowski is an interviewer, moderator and curator for writers and ideas festivals. In 2022 she's curator of International Author events for Brisbane Writers Festival and curator of ABC RN's on-air writers festival, Big Weekend of Books. She's conducted radio interviews for ABC RN's The Music Show, Big Ideas and The Bookshelf, ABC Classic and has presented programs across ABC radio. Recent interviews include Margaret Atwood, David Mitchell, Trent Dalton and Robert Jones Jr.
Her website is www.michaelakalowski.com.