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E. L. Doctorow

Biography

E. L. Doctorow

E. L. Doctorow’s works of fiction included HOMER & LANGLEY, THE MARCH, BILLY BATHGATE, RAGTIME, THE BOOK OF DANIEL, CITY OF GOD, WELCOME TO HARD TIMES, LOON LAKE, WORLD'S FAIR, THE WATERWORKS and ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD.

Among his honors were the National Book Award, three National Book Critics Circle Awards, two PEN Faulkner Awards, The Edith Wharton Citation for Fiction, and the presidentially conferred National Humanities Medal. In 2009 he was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize honoring a writer’s lifetime achievement in fiction, and in 2012 he won the PEN Saul Bellow Award given to an author whose “scale of achievement over a sustained career places him in the highest rank of American Literature.” In 2013 the American Academy of Arts and Letters awarded him the Gold Medal for Fiction.

Doctorow passed away on July 21, 2015 at the age of 84, following complications from lung cancer.

E. L. Doctorow