March 29, 2012
Novelist Alice McDermott, 2012 D’Angelo
Chair, to Lecture in April
Join us as
Alice McDermott, a three-time Pulitzer Prize nominee and
National Book Award winner, explores the relationship between
spirituality and literature in a lecture entitled “Faith and
Literature” at St. John’s University in April.
McDermott is the University’s 2012
Peter and Margaret D’Angelo Endowed Chair for the Humanities.
Sponsored by St.
John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, her lecture takes
place at both the Queens and Staten Island
Monday, 7 p.m., April 2
Rm. 416 A and B, D’Angelo
Staten Island campus
Monday, 7 p.m., April 16
Kiernan Suite, Kelleher Center
(A desert reception follows lectures.)
Through her books and articles, McDermott has earned a
reputation as the premier chronicler of the ordinary lives of Irish
Catholic New Yorkers. Her first novel, A Bigamists'
Daughter, was published to wide acclaim in 1982.
McDermott’s latest work, After This, was a finalist for
the 2006 Pulitzer Prize. Her fifth novel, Child of My
Heart, was a Book-of-the-Month Club main selection and was
listed among Book Magazine’s “Ten Best Novels of 2002.”
She is currently working on her next novel, Someone, an
excerpt of which appeared in the January 30 issue of The New