I’d like to point out two New Yorker Fiction podcast episodes read by Colum McCann.
- “Transatlantic”, a story by McCann about the first non-stop transatlantic flight from Newfoundland to Ireland. It’s interesting how much less familiar I was with this earlier instance than Lindbergh’s first solo flight across the Atlantic.
- “Bluebell Meadow” by Benedict Kiely, about a romance between a Catholic and Protestant in Northern Ireland. There’s something very real about how this story conveys young love, remembered later.
Also, here’s a Q&A with McCann in text form instead of the usual interview before and after the reading.