Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 4:30pm
Klarman Hall, Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium (G70 Klarman Hall)
232 East Ave, Ithaca, NY 14853
Novelist Alice McDermott will read from her work as part of the Fall 2018 Barbara & David Zalaznick Creative Writing Reading Series.
Alice McDermott’s eighth novel, The Ninth Hour, was a finalist for the 2017 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2017 Kirkus Prize for Fiction. Her seventh novel, Someone, was a finalist for the Dublin IMPAC Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Patterson Prize for Fiction, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. 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. Her stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, The New Yorker, Harpers, Commonweal, and elsewhere. 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.
This reading is made possible by Eamon McEneaney’s Cornell teammates, family, and friends. In addition to being one of Cornell’s most talented and best-loved athletes, Eamon McEneaney ’77 was a dedicated husband and father, loyal friend, prolific writer and poet, and an American hero. He died on September 11, 2001, in the North Tower of the World Trade Center.
Books by Alice McDermott will be available for purchase at the reading, and a reception and book signing will follow in the English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall
Free and open to the public
This event is presented by the Department of English / Creative Writing Program at Cornell University