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Alice McDermott

Alice McDermott, American writer. Recipient Whiting Writers award.


  • McDermott, Alice was born on June 27, 1953 in Brooklyn.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, State University of New York, Oswego, 1975. Master of Arts, University New Hampshire, 1978.


    • Instructor University California, San Diego, American University, Washington. Lecturer in English University New Hampshire. Writer-in-residence Lynchburg College, Virginia, Hollins College.

      Professor The Writing Seminars Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.


    • At Weddings and Wakes (Paperback) - Common
    • Twice a week, Lucy Dailey leaves suburbia with her three children in tow, returning to the Brooklyn home where she grew up, and where her stepmother and unmarried sisters still live.
    • After This
    • On a wild, windy April day in Manhattan, when Mary first meets John Keane, she cannot know what lies ahead of her.
    • That Night: A Novel
    • A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award It is high summer, the early 1960s.


    • Married; 3 children.
    Alice McDermott
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    Born June 27, 1953
    (age 64)
    • 1975
      State University of New York
    • 1978
      University New Hampshire