Author Spotlight: Alice McDermott (8/25/21)

Today we are spotlighting bestselling expert author Alice McDermott as she takes a deep dive into writing.

WHAT ABOUT THE BABY? is a collection of essays and observations on the art of writing fiction.

WHAT ABOUT THE BABY?: Some Thoughts on the Art of Fiction

“With style and wit, novelist McDermott (THE NINTH HOUR) offers a master class on writing fiction, ‘a continual source of surprise and delight.'”–Publishers Weekly

Check out more from Alice McDermott:


4 starred reviews and an Indie Next pick!

“McDermott’s extraordinary precision, compassion, and artistry are entrancing and sublime.”–Booklist, starred review

“National Book Award winner McDermott (SOMEONE) delivers an immense, brilliant novel about the limits of faith, the power of sacrifice, and the cost of forgiveness.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Everything that her readers, the National Book Award committee, and the Pulitzer Prize judges love about McDermott’s stories of Irish-Catholic American life is back in her eighth novel.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“In lucid, flowing prose, McDermott weaves her characters’ stories to powerful effect. Highly recommended.”–Library Journal, starred review


2 starred reviews!

“McDermott, a three-time Pulitzer nominee, is such an exceptional writer: in her hands, an uncomplicated life becomes singularly fascinating, revealing the heart of a woman whose defeats make us ache and whose triumphs we cheer.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Readers who love refined, unhurried, emotionally fluent fiction will rejoice at National Book Award–winner McDermott’s return.”–Booklist, starred review

WHAT ABOUT THE BABY?: Some Thoughts on the Art of Fiction by Alice McDermott; 9780374130626; available now.
THE NINTH HOUR by Alice McDermott; 9781250192745; available now.
SOMEONE by Alice McDermott; 9781250055361; available now.

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