Letter From The New World

Though born in the USA, the novelist Claire Messud has three passports and feels she is 'passing' as an American with a cobbled together identity.

Is this a problem or a blessing?

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Though born in the USA, the novelist Claire Messud has three passports and feels she is 'passing' as an American with a cobbled together identity.

Is this a problem or a blessing?

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Outerness - a story or two.

Irish writer Colum McCann (author of Dancer, a novel based on Rudolf Nureyev's life) now a resident of NEW YORK thinks about what it is that makes America different from IRELAND - 'I have come to believe that there is no such thing as an absolute truth, there are instead stories...'.