Matthew Thomas studied with Alice McDermott when he was a Writing Seminars student. When asked about McDermott for Baltimore Magazine's March profile, he sent the following essay about her as an instructor, writer, and mentor.
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Gregory P. Kane, a former Baltimore Sun columnist known for his perceptive observations, died of cancer Tuesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 62.
The convenience of having one's entire office in a machine as slim as a copy of 'The Paris Review' has not made moot the writer's room.
Barth, a National Book Award winner, was a leading figure in the university's Writing Seminars department, and his work is central to 20th-century literary history.
The Writing Seminars congratulates recent graduate Courtney Sender (MFA '12) on winning Glimmer Train's Fiction Open contest.
We congratulate recent MFAs on their forthcoming and newly published books: Anne-Marie Thompson (Audiation) and Luc Phinney (Compass)
Read about Isabel Wilkerson's visit to campus as part of The President's Reading Series: Literature of Social Import.
The National Book Foundation today announced its longlist for the 2013 National Book Award in Fiction, and the list of notable novelists includes our own Alice McDermott.
In her novel Americanah, Chimamanda Adichie '04 explores how we talk (and don't talk) about race.
Jessica Anya Blau's third novel, The Wonder Bread Summer, chronicles misadventures of a California college student in the early 1980s.