|Born||June 27, 1953
Alice McDermott (born June 27, 1953) is an American writer and university professor. For her 1998 novel Charming Billy she won an American Book Award and the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction.
McDermott is Johns Hopkins University's Richard A. Macksey Professor of the Humanities. Born in Brooklyn, New York, McDermott attended St. Boniface School in Elmont, New York, on Long Island (1967), Sacred Heart Academy in Hempstead (1971), and the State University of New York at Oswego, receiving her BA in 1975, and later received her MA from the University of New Hampshire in 1978.
She has taught at UCSD and American University, has been a writer-in-residence at Lynchburg College and Hollins College in Virginia, and was lecturer in English at the University of New Hampshire. Her short stories have appeared in Ms., Redbook, Mademoiselle, The New Yorker and Seventeen. She has also published articles in The New York Times and The Washington Post.
Ms. McDermott lives outside Washington, D.C. with her husband, a neuroscientist, and three children.
- A Bigamist's Daughter (1982)
- That Night (1987) — finalist for the National Book Award, the Pen/Faulkner Award, and the Pulitzer Prize
- At Weddings and Wakes (1992) — finalist for the Pulitzer Prize
- Charming Billy (1998) — winner of an American Book Award (1999) and the National Book Award
- Child of My Heart : A Novel (2002) — nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
- After This (2006) — finalist for the Pulitzer Prize
- "The American Book Awards / Before Columbus Foundation". American Booksellers Association. Retrieved 2012-02-17.
- "National Book Awards – 1998". National Book Foundation. Retrieved 2012-03-27.
(With essays by Alice Elliott Dark and Katie McDonough from the Awards 60-year anniversary blog.)
- "National Book Awards – 1987". National Book Foundation. Retrieved 2012-03-27.
- "Fiction". Past winners & finalists by category. The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2012-03-27.
- Works by or about Alice McDermott in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
- After This Reviews at Metacritic
- Publisher's bio of Alice McDermott at BookBrowse.com
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