A two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee and National Book Award winner,
McDermott has been named to the 2012 Peter and Margaret
D’Angelo Endowed Chair for the Humanities at St. John’s
Ms. McDermott is the second person named to the Chair, which was
established in 2007 by Peter P. D’Angelo ‘78MBA, ‘06HON, and
Margaret La Rosa D’Angelo ‘70Ed. The Chair brings leading authors,
researchers and scholars from various disciplines to St.
John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the University’s
As Chair, Ms. McDermott will serve as a faculty member in the
English Department from March 19 to April 27, 2012. In addition
to meeting with students and professors, she will teach an
intensive fiction-writing workshop for qualified undergraduates and
will deliver two public lectures.
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