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Sophie Kerr Lecture Series: A Reading by Alice McDermott

Date: 4:30pm EDT March 18, 2015

Alice McDermott is the Richard A. Macksey Professor of the Humanities at Johns Hopkins University.

Alice McDermott’s seventh novel, Someone, was a New York Times bestseller, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Patterson Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award. Three of her previous novels, After This, At Weddings and Wakes and That Night, were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. Child of My Heart was nominated for the Dublin IMPAC Award.

Charming Billy won the National Book Award for fiction in 1998, as well as The American Book Award. It was also a finalist for the Dublin IMPAC Award. That Night was a finalist for the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker and elsewhere.