Book Talk and Signing with Alice McDermott
Join the Friends of the Johns Hopkins University Libraries for an evening with award-winning author Alice McDermott, who will read from her newly published book The Ninth Hour, a powerfully affecting story spanning the 20th century of a widow and her daughter and the nuns who serve their Irish-American community in Brooklyn.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing at a reception immediately following the talk. The event will be held in the Carriage House at Evergreen Museum & Library, 4545 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, 21210. Free onsite parking.
McDermott is the author of seven previous novels, including After This; Child of My Heart; Charming Billy, winner of the 1998 National Book Award; At Weddings and Wakes; and Someone. That Night, At Weddings and Wakes, and After This were all finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. Her stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award, the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award and the Corrington Award for Literature. McDermott is the Richard A. Macksey Professor for Distinguished Teaching in the Humanities at Johns Hopkins University.