Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Alice McDermott, Jane Delury (w/Bethanne Patrick):
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Alice McDermott and Jane Delury discuss their recent novels
Century-spanning examinations of love, longing and sacrifice, and how a single decision can affect multiple generations.
Moderated by Bethanne Patrick.
Alice McDermott’s eighth novel, “The Ninth Hour,” was a finalist for the 2017 Kirkus Prize for Fiction. Time Magazine, The Library Journal and The Wall Street Journal named “The Ninth Hour” among the Top 10 works of fiction in 2017. Her seventh novel, “Someone,” was a New York Times best-seller, a finalist for the Dublin IMPAC Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Patterson Prize for Fiction, and The Dayton Literary Peace Prize. “Someone” was also long-listed for the National Book Award. Three of her previous novels – “After This,” “At Weddings and Wakes” and “That Night” – were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. “Charming Billy” won the National Book Award for fiction in 1998 and was a finalist for the Dublin IMPAC Award. “That Night” was also a finalist for the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award and The Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her stories, essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, Harpers, Commonweal and elsewhere. She has received the Whiting Writers Award, the Carington Award for Literary Excellence, and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for American Literature. In 2013, she was inducted into the New York State Writers Hall of Fame. She is the Richard A. Macksey Professor of the Humanities at Johns Hopkins University.
Jane Delury’s fiction has appeared in Narrative, The Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, The Yale Review and Glimmer Train. She has received a PEN/O. Henry Prize, the F. Scott Fitzgerald Story Award, a VCCA fellowship and grants from the Maryland State Arts Council. Her novel, “The Balcony,” is forthcoming in March 2018.
She earned a Master of Arts in Literary Studies from the University of Grenoble, France, and a Master of Arts in Fiction from the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars. She is an associate professor of creative writing and English at the University of Baltimore, where she chairs the School of Communications Design.
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