The renowned novelist and essayist Alice McDermott, who won the National Book Award for her novel Charming Billy, will visit the campus and read from her work on Thursday, February 26, at 7 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. Her lecture is free and open to all faculty, staff, students, and the public.
McDermott is the author of six other works of fiction, most recently the novel Someone. She is a professor of humanities at Johns Hopkins University.
The University’s Schoenfeldt Distinguished Writers Series, founded in 1988, annually brings some of the finest writers in the world to campus, to meet with and speak to students, staff, and friends.