Alice McDermott at the 92nd Street Y

  • by Alice McDermott
  • Narrated by Roger Rosenblatt
  • 1 hrs and 9 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

Alice McDermott "is a genius of quiet observation", said the Los Angeles Times. "One of our finest novelists." McDermott's books include Charming Billy, winner of the National Book Award, and After This.


Audible Editor Reviews

The "Afternoon Night Table Series" at the 92nd Street Y is a favorite for literary buffs. The series has hosted Ann Beattie, E.L. Doctorow, and Gary Trudeau, among other great writers. In this interview from 2008, journalist and author Roger Rosenblatt interviews Alice McDermott, winner of both an American Book Award and a National Book Award for Fiction. Rosenblatt begins the program by reading exquisitely from the first chapter of McDermott's novel After This. In conversation, McDermott then expands on her own work and the themes that underlie her prose. The two extremely well-read writers delve beyond literature to how people transcend periods of grief to rediscover moments of joy.


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-21-2008
  • Publisher: 92nd Street Y