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The Writing Seminars

The Writing Seminars
The Johns Hopkins University
Gilman Hall 081
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

Jean McGarry
Mary Jo Salter
Department Co-Chairs

Phone (410) 516-6286
Fax (410) 516-6828

Alice McDermott

Alice McDermott

Richard A. Macksey Professor
for Distinguished Teaching
in the Humanities

Phone: (410) 516-5273



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.  Her fourth, 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.  Her third novel, At Weddings and Wakes, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.  Her second, 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.