Biography

Don DeLillo

Don DeLillo is the author of 15 novels, including FALLING MAN, LIBRA and WHITE NOISE, and three plays. He has won the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and the Jerusalem Prize. In 2006, UNDERWORLD was named one of the three best novels of the last 25 years by The New York Times Book Review, and in 2000 it won the William Dean Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters for the most distinguished work of fiction of the past five years.

Don DeLillo

Books by Don DeLillo

by Don DeLillo - Fiction, Literary Fiction

Jeffrey Lockhart’s father, Ross, is a billionaire in his sixties, with a younger wife, Artis Martineau, whose health is failing. Ross is the primary investor in a remote and secret compound where death is exquisitely controlled and bodies are preserved until a future time when biomedical advances and new technologies can return them to a life of transcendent promise. Jeff joins Ross and Artis at the compound to say “an uncertain farewell” to her as she surrenders her body. Ross Lockhart feels a deep need to enter another dimension and awake to a new world. For his son, this is indefensible. Jeff, the book’s narrator, is committed to living, to experiencing “the mingled astonishments of our time, here, on earth.”

by Don DeLillo - Fiction, Short Stories

Set in Greece, the Caribbean, Manhattan, a white collar prison and outer space, this is a mesmerizing introduction to Don DeLillo’s iconic voice --- from the rich, startling, jazz-infused sentences of his early work to the spare, distilled, monastic language of the later stories.