Don DeLillo


Born
in Bronx, New York, The United States
November 20, 1936

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Don DeLillo is an American author best known for his novels, which paint detailed portraits of American life in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. He currently lives outside of New York City.

Among the most influential American writers of the past decades, DeLillo has received, among author awards, a National Book Award (White Noise, 1985), a PEN/Faulkner Award (Mao II, 1991), and an American Book Award (Underworld, 1998).

DeLillo's sixteenth novel, Point Omega, was published in February, 2010.

Average rating: 3.68 · 194,198 ratings · 14,592 reviews · 63 distinct worksSimilar authors
White Noise

3.86 avg rating — 76,813 ratings — published 1984 — 92 editions
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Underworld

3.92 avg rating — 24,111 ratings — published 1997 — 75 editions
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Libra

3.98 avg rating — 12,442 ratings — published 1988 — 71 editions
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Cosmopolis

3.23 avg rating — 13,412 ratings — published 2003 — 12 editions
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Falling Man

3.21 avg rating — 11,230 ratings — published 2007 — 62 editions
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Mao II

3.68 avg rating — 8,747 ratings — published 1991 — 56 editions
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The Body Artist

3.23 avg rating — 8,234 ratings — published 2001 — 61 editions
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Zero K

3.21 avg rating — 7,724 ratings — published 2016 — 47 editions
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Point Omega

3.43 avg rating — 6,960 ratings — published 2010 — 44 editions
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Americana

3.43 avg rating — 4,273 ratings — published 1971 — 39 editions
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“Stories are consoling, fiction is one of the consolation prizes for having lived in the world.”
Don DeLillo, Conversations with Don Delillo

“How I would enjoy being told the novel is dead. How liberating to work in the margins, outside a central perception. You are the ghoul of literature.”
Don DeLillo, The Names

“How strange it is. We have these deep terrible lingering fears about ourselves and the people we love. Yet we walk around, talk to people, eat and drink. We manage to function. The feelings are deep and real. Shouldn't they paralyze us? How is it we can survive them, at least for a little while? We drive a car, we teach a class. How is it no one sees how deeply afraid we were, last night, this morning? Is it something we all hide from each other, by mutual consent? Or do we share the same secret without knowing it? Wear the same disguise?”
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