Bagels and Books

Ep. 294: Carb drama, Kristallnacht birthdays, and an interview with Catholic novelist Alice McDermott

November 11, 2021

This week on Unorthodox, are we ready for a Better Bagel?

Our guest is novelist Alice McDermott, whose latest book is What About the Baby? Some Thoughts on the Art of Fiction. She tells us about her 1998 National Book Award-winning novel, Charming Billy, as well as her Catholic faith, relationship with the church, and what she misses now that she’s no longer teaching.

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