E.L. Doctorow

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E.L. Doctorow

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in Bronx, New York City, New York, The United States
January 06, 1931

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E. L. DOCTOROW’S works of fiction include 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 are 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 short listed 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 Americ...more


Average rating: 3.74 · 55,138 ratings · 5,350 reviews · 62 distinct works · Similar authors
Ragtime
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 19,194 ratings — published 1974 — 68 editions
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The March
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 5,768 ratings — published 2005 — 32 editions
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Homer & Langley
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 6,238 ratings — published 2009 — 36 editions
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Billy Bathgate
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 3,573 ratings — published 1989 — 38 editions
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The Book of Daniel
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 2,780 ratings — published 1971 — 31 editions
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World's Fair
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 2,009 ratings — published 1985 — 28 editions
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Andrew's Brain
3.22 of 5 stars 3.22 avg rating — 1,982 ratings — published 2014 — 14 editions
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City of God
3.42 of 5 stars 3.42 avg rating — 1,571 ratings — published 2000 — 26 editions
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The Waterworks
3.42 of 5 stars 3.42 avg rating — 1,559 ratings — published 1994 — 34 editions
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Loon Lake
3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 842 ratings — published 1980 — 25 editions
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“Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.”
E.L. Doctorow

“Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.”
E.L. Doctorow, Writers At Work: The Paris Review Interviews

“Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader—not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon.”
E.L. Doctorow

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