Best-selling author Alice McDermott will read from her latest work, “The Ninth Hour,” at NYU’s Glucksman Ireland House on Thurs., Oct. 19.

Alice McDermott
Novelist Alice McDermott

Reading and Discussion Via Webcast

Best-selling author Alice McDermott will read from her latest work, “The Ninth Hour,” at NYU’s Glucksman Ireland House on Thurs., Oct. 19, 7-9:30 p.m. at its 1 Washington Mews location (at 5th Avenue).

The event is currently sold-out, but will be webcast. In addition, a wait list to attend the reading, which includes a reception and book signing, has been created.

McDermott, a professor at Johns Hopkins University, has penned “That Night” (1987), “At Weddings and Wakes” (1992), and “After This” (2006), all finalists for the Pulitzer Prize, as well as “Charming Billy,” winner of the 1998 National Book Award, among other works.

“The Ninth Hour,” which begins in early 20th-century Brooklyn, centers on a widow, her daughter, and the nuns in the borough’s Irish-American community.

She will be introduced by New York Times columnist Dan Barry, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting in 1994 as a journalist for the Providence Journal-Bulletin.

About Glucksman Ireland House:
Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, Glucksman Ireland House is New York University’s Center for Irish and Irish-American Studies and one of the top-ranked academic Irish Studies programs in the world. It provides access to the best in Irish and Irish-American culture through innovative undergraduate and graduate academic curricula and extensive public programming. With faculty in Irish and Irish-American literature, history, music, language, and cultural studies, Glucksman Ireland House NYU provides its students and the community with an integrated approach to understanding the dynamic arts and humanities that represent Ireland and Irish-America’s past, present, and future. 

 

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