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Alice McDermott

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Alice McDermott (born June 27, 1953) is an American writer and university professor. For her 1998 novel Charming Billy she won an American Book Award and the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction.

McDermott is Johns Hopkins University's Richard A. Macksey Professor of the Humanities.
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Nicole Krauss

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Nicole Krauss is the author of the international bestseller , which was published by W.W. Norton in 2005. It won the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, France's Prix du Meilleur Livre ?tranger, was named #1 book of the year by Amazon. com, and was short-listed for the Orange, Médicis, and Femina prizes. Her first novel, , was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award for First Fiction. In 2007, she was selected as one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists, and in 2010 named her one of the 20 best writers under 40. Her fiction has been published in , and , and her books have...