Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 7pm, Music Building, $20
L. 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 PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction, 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 collection of stories All the Time in the World, and the novels Welcome to Hard Times, The Book of Daniel, Ragtime, Loon Lake, World’s Fair, Billy Bathgate, The Waterworks, The March, Homer and Langley, and, most recently, Andrew’s Brain, which is forthcoming in January of 2014. 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.” The New York Times Book Review has said: “E.L. Doctorow is an astonishing novelist—astonishing not only in the virtuosity with which he displays his mimetic and linguistic skills, but also in the fact that it is impossible to predict even roughly the shape, scope and tone of one his novels from its predecessors.” 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, E.L. Doctorow will be interviewed by Leonard Lopate.
photo of E.L. Doctorow: Nancy Crampton