Colum McCann, author of "TransAtlantic" -- the selection for Darien's One Book, One Community for 2014 -- will be the featured speaker at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, at the Darien Library.

McCann will discuss "TransAtlantic," the story of the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean and the interwoven stories of his characters throughout history.

His appearance is made possible by Barrett Bookstore.

McCann is the bestselling author of the novels "Let the Great World Spin," "Zoli," "Dancer," "This Side of Brightness" and "Songdogs," as well as two critically acclaimed story collections. His fiction has been published in 35 languages. He has received many honors, including the National Book Award, the International Impac Dublin Literary Award, a Chevalier des Arts et Lettres from the French government, and the Ireland Fund of Monaco Literary Award in Memory of Princess Grace.

He has been named one of Esquire's "Best & Brightest," and his short film "Everything in This Country Must" was nominated for an Oscar in 2005. A contributor to the New Yorker, New York Times Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, and Paris Review, he teaches in the Hunter College Master's in Fine Arts Creative Writing Program.

He lives in New York City with his wife and their three children.

Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis; reservations cannot be accommodated.

The first 100 attendees will receive a complimentary copy of "TransAtlantic." Additional copies will be available for purchase at this event. A reception will follow the presentation.