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Thursday, October 14, 2010

F. Scott Fitzgerald Conference Honors Alice McDermott

The 15th Annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference will honor Alice McDermott on Oct. 16, 2010.

Alice McDermott is one of the most highly regarded writers in contemporary literature. Her second novel, That Night (1987), was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, and Los Angeles Times Book Prize. In his cover review for The New York Times Book Review, David Leavitt called That Night “an original, a work that revels in a rich, discursive prose style that belongs entirely to Alice McDermott.”

She received the National Book Award for her fourth novel, Charming Billy (1998), which the Roundhouse Theater in Bethesda is adapting Charming Billy for the stage to open in February 2011. Her recent novel, After This (2006), was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. In recent years, McDermott’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The New Yorker.

Come meet Alice McDermott at this weekend’s conference. For more information, visit the conference website.

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