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Great Writers, Great Readings

Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 11:15 a.m.

Alice McDermott

Alice McDermott is the author of six novels, the latest of which, After This, was a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize. Her fifth novel, Child of My Heart, was a Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection, one of Book Magazine’s Ten Best Novels of 2002, and a nominee for the International Impac Dublin Literary Award. Charming Billy received the 1998 National Book Award for fiction, the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation, and was short-listed for the International Impac Dublin Literary Award. At Weddings and Wakes, her third novel, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.  That Night was nominated for the National Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the PEN/Faulkner Award and was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her articles, reviews and stories have appeared in The New York Times and The Washington Post, USA Today, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, Redbook, Ms., Commonweal and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award and the 2008 Corrington Award for Literature.

Location:
Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus

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Alice McDermott

Great Writers, Great Readings