E.L. Doctorow


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

Died
July 21, 2015

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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 Ameri ...more

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Ragtime

3.88 avg rating — 34,225 ratings — published 1975 — 8 editions
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The March

3.80 avg rating — 9,217 ratings — published 2005 — 45 editions
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Homer & Langley

3.61 avg rating — 9,516 ratings — published 2009 — 50 editions
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Billy Bathgate

3.79 avg rating — 5,968 ratings — published 1989 — 55 editions
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The Book of Daniel

3.86 avg rating — 4,513 ratings — published 1971 — 41 editions
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World's Fair

3.83 avg rating — 3,632 ratings — published 1985 — 37 editions
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Andrew's Brain

3.21 avg rating — 4,068 ratings — published 2014 — 29 editions
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City of God

3.41 avg rating — 2,493 ratings — published 2000 — 37 editions
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The Waterworks

3.44 avg rating — 2,603 ratings — published 1994 — 45 editions
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Welcome to Hard Times

3.79 avg rating — 1,527 ratings — published 1960 — 22 editions
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January 2014, E.L. Doctorow
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“Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.”
E.L. Doctorow

“[Writing is] like driving a car at night: you never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.”
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

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