Library of Congress

National Book Festival

At the 2017 National Book Festival


  • Fiction
    Saturday, September 2
    12:10 pm - 12:55 pm

Book Signing

  • Saturday, September 2
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Writer and university professor Alice McDermott won the National Book Award for her 1998 novel, “Charming Billy.” McDermott is the Johns Hopkins Richard A. Mackery Professor of the Humanities. Her 2006 novel, “After This,” was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her novel “Someone” was a finalist for the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award. McDermott’s stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine and other publications. Her latest novel, “The Ninth Hour” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), is set in early 20th century Brooklyn.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Alice McDermott

Photo by Will Kirk