Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 7pm, Music Building, $20
. . o c t o r o w
with Leonard Lopate
is a recipient of the National Book Award, three National Book Critics Circle Awards, two PEN/Faulkner Awards, the Edith Wharton Citation for Fiction, the William Dean Howells Medal of the Academy of Arts and Letters, and the presidentially conferred National Humanities Medal. He is the author of the novels Welcome to Hard Times, The Book of Daniel, Ragtime, Loon Lake, World’s Fair, Billy Bathgate, The Waterworks, The March, and Homer and Langley, as well as the collection of stories All the Time in the World. Joyce Carol Oates, writing in The New Yorker, has said: “Doctorow [is] a writer of dazzling gifts and boundless, imaginative energy, who. . .has emerged as our great chronicler of American mythology.” Newsweek has described the work of Mr. Doctorow as “a ferocious feat of the imagination…Every scene is perfectly realized and feeds the whole—the themes and symbols echoing and reverberating.” Library Journal has said: “With an economy of means, with the seemingly effortless grace of a dancer bouncing lightly on his toes, Doctorow takes a simple story and creates a universe.” The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has said: “E.L. Doctorow is a national treasure.”
In addition to reading from his work, Mr. Doctorow will be interviewed by Leonard Lopate.
photo of E. L. Doctorow: Francesca Magnani