The Art of Fiction No. 244
Briefly

Alice McDermott is a highly awarded writer who has been a finalist for the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and other prestigious awards. Despite her recognition, she humbly reminds her M.F.A. students to remember that literary awards are not the end goal. She has taught at various universities and currently resides in Maryland with her husband.
This is a revealing wager from a writer as recognized by awards committees as McDermott...
Alice McDermott is a highly awarded writer who has been a finalist for the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and other prestigious awards. Despite her recognition, she humbly reminds her M.F.A. students to remember that literary awards are not the end goal. She has taught at various universities and currently resides in Maryland with her husband.
This is a revealing wager from a writer as recognized by awards committees as McDermott...
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