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Alice McDermott, The Art of Fiction No. 244

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Alice McDermott, The Art of Fiction No. 244

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Before I met Alice McDermott, I’d heard a story: when her students became distracted with excitement after she won the National Book Award for Charming Billy (1998), she settled the class down by offering a hundred dollars to anyone who remembered the last winner. As the rumor went, she kept her …

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