Recorded: Wed, Feb 12, 2014
at Eat, Drink & Be Literary at BAMcafe
Moderated by Deborah Treisman
Presented by the National Book Foundation and Brooklyn Academy of Music
“McDermott writes the most exquisitely perceptive and atmospheric fiction published today…she nets the totality of human consciousness.”—Booklist
Alice McDermott is the National Book Award-winning author of After This, Child of My Heart, Charming Billy, At Weddings and Wakes, and, most recently, Someone (which was shortlisted for this year’s National Book Awards for Fiction). Her short stories and articles have appeared in The New Yorker, Ms., The New York Times, and The Washington Post, among others. McDermott is a three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist. She teaches at the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars and lives with her family outside Washington, DC.