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Alice McDermott

Autor(a) de Charming Billy

15+ Works 7,437 Membros 261 Reviews 21 Favorited

About the Author

Alice McDermott was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 27, 1953. She received a B.A. from the State University of New York at Oswego in 1975 and an M.A. from the University of New Hampshire in 1978. After graduating college, she got a job reading unsolicited manuscripts for Redbook magazine and did mostrar mais some freelance reading for Esquire. She has taught writing at American University, the University of New Hampshire, and the University of California at San Diego. Currently, she is the Writing Seminars Professor of the Johns Hopkins University Writing Department. Her short stories and articles have appeared in numerous publications including Ms., Redbook, Mademoiselle, The New Yorker, Seventeen, the New York Times and the Washington Post. She has written several novels including A Bigamist's Daughter, At Weddings and Wakes, Child of My Heart, After This, Someone, and The Ninth Hour. That Night was made into a film starring C. Thomas Howell and Juliette Lewis in 1992. She has won several awards including the National Book Award for fiction in 1998 for Charming Billy, a Whiting Writers Award, and the 2008 Corrington Award for Literature. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras de Alice McDermott

Charming Billy (1998) 2,360 cópias
Someone (2013) 1,003 cópias
Child of My Heart (2002) 851 cópias
The Ninth Hour (2017) 837 cópias
After This (2006) 814 cópias
At Weddings and Wakes (1992) 551 cópias
That Night (1987) 433 cópias
Absolution (2023) 334 cópias
A Bigamist's Daughter (1982) 203 cópias
Post 2 cópias
Enough [short story] — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
McDermott, Alice Archive 1 exemplar(es)
Jamais assez (2020) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Secret Ingredients: The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink (2007) — Contribuinte — 534 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2022 (2022) — Contribuinte — 91 cópias
Readings on West Side Story (2001) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
McDermott, Alice
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Locais de residência
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Bethesda, Maryland, USA
St. Boniface School, Elmont, Long Island, New York, USA (1967)
Sacred Heart Academy, Hempstead New York, USA (1971)
State University of New York, Oswego (BA|1975)
University of New Hampshire (MA | 1978)
Turco, Lewis (teacher)
University of California, San Diego
American University
Whiting Writers' Award (1987)
F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Outstanding Achievement in American Fiction (2010)
Harriet Wasserman (Harriet Wasserman Literary Agency)
Pequena biografia
McDermott was born in Brooklyn, New York. She attended St. Boniface School in Elmont, New York, on Long Island (1967), Sacred Heart Academy in Hempstead (1971), and the State University of New York at Oswego, receiving her BA in 1975, and received her MA from the University of New Hampshire in 1978.

She has taught at UCSD and American University, has been a writer-in-residence at Lynchburg College and Hollins College in Virginia, and was lecturer in English at the University of New Hampshire. Her short stories have appeared in Ms., Redbook, Mademoiselle, The New Yorker and Seventeen. She has also published articles in The New York Times and The Washington Post.

Ms. McDermott lives outside Washington, D.C. with her husband, a neuroscientist, and three children. She is Catholic, though she once deemed herself "not a very good Catholic




Abcdarian | outras 71 resenhas | May 18, 2024 |
A take on some of the multi-generational ripples of war, from the wives perspective. Spanning decades, an 80ish year old woman looks back at her time in Vietnam early in the American part of the war.
kcshankd | outras 17 resenhas | Apr 27, 2024 |
Early 1960’s and Kennedy is President when young men both military and civilians with families were sent to Saigon to help the Soth Vietnamese defend democracy. Novel is told from the wives point of view who are left alone while the husbands do important things. Charlene, a force among the mostly passive women wants to do good but also make a little side money. Rachel new to Saigon and childless falls in with Charlene’s side hustle and begins to see South Vietnam from a different perspective than her husband. The ambiguity of what the US wants to foster in Vietnam is played with but mostly we see the wives POV. Interesting book and a reminder how straight we all once were.… (mais)
bblum | outras 17 resenhas | Apr 14, 2024 |
In all but length, I found this a very slight novel with little of interest in terms of plot, characters, and theme. The writing is controlled, a little too prettily polished, and even slightly phoney. I expected more and ultimately rate it an inconsequential piece.
fountainoverflows | outras 17 resenhas | Apr 2, 2024 |



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