Alice McDermott is a writer and a university professor. She graduated from Oswego in 1975.
For her novel Charming Billy, she two awards, which were an American Book Award and a U.S. National Book Award for Fiction. The book was published in 1998.
Right now she works at Johns Hopkins University as a Professor of the Humanities.
Her stories have appeared in several magazines, including Seventeen and The New Yorker. She has had articles published in The New York Times.