The 21st Winter Words series celebrates some of America’s leading authors, including Pulitzer Prize winners, New York Times best-sellers and the U.S. Poet Laureate. From a coming-of-age surf memoir to a new novel on the immigrant experience, their work represents distinctive voices and storytelling at its finest.
National Book Award Winner // Pulitzer Prize Finalist
Alice McDermott is the author of eight novels, including “The Ninth Hour,” published in 2017. Her seventh novel, “Someone,” was a New York Times best-seller, a finalist for the Dublin IMPAC Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Patterson Prize for Fiction and The Dayton Literary Peace Prize. “Someone” also was longlisted for the National Book Award. Three of her previous novels, “After This,” “At Weddings and Wakes” and “That Night,” were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. “Charming Bill” won the National Book Award for fiction in 1998 and was a finalist for the Dublin IMPAC Award. Her stories, essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker and elsewhere. She is a professor at Johns Hopkins University.
January 23 Tracy K. Smith
February 20 Christina Baker Kine
March 20 William Finnegan
April 3 Luis Alberto Urrea
*A signing will follow each discussion
*Explore Booksellers will have books for purchase
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