Colum McCann won the 2009 National Book Award for Fiction for his novel Let the Great World Spin.
“Peace to you, Colum,” she answered, and sank into the shadow-thridden wave.
Flint heard Colum impatiently, and interrupted before he was done.
Colum rose, and was as a leaf there, a leaf that is in the wind.
As for you, Colum, you're sentimental about your birdhouses.
But at the end of the week Cathal was a holy monk again, and sang the hymns that Colum had taught him.
Colum was about to retort, when he was anticipated by a new speaker.
Oran and Keir testified to this thing, and all were full of awe and wonder, and Colum praised God.
Den he goes to Ohio and buys a place an' calla it after himself—Colum.
On the morrow he went to Colum and told him that the Evil One would not give him peace.