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Alice McDermott


(b.1953)

Alice McDermott is the author of several previous novels, including After This; Child of My Heart; Charming Billy, winner of the 1998 National Book Award; and At Weddings and Wakes, all published by FSG.
That Night
, At Weddings and Wakes, and After This were all finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. McDermott lives with her family outside Washington, D.C.

Genres: Literary Fiction
 
Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book nominee (1987) : That Night
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book nominee (1988) : That Night
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (1988) : That Night
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (1993) : At Weddings and Wakes
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book winner (1998) : Charming Billy
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (2000) : Charming Billy
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2007) : After This
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Book nominee (2015) : Someone


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