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Alice McDermott


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Alice McDermott is the author of the novels A Bigamist’s Daughter (1982); That Night (1987), which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the PEN/Faulkner Award; and At Weddings and Wakes (1992), a New York Times bestseller and a Pulitzer Prize finalist. She also authored Charming Billy (1998), which won the National Book Award; Child of My Heart (2002), which was nominated for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; and After This (2006), a Pulitzer Prize finalist. She is the Richard A. Macksey Professor for Distinguished Teaching in the Humanities at Johns Hopkins University. Her seventh novel, Someone, was published in September 2013.