Don DeLillo

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



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: 3.66 · 239,650 ratings · 18,932 reviews · 79 distinct worksSimilar authors
White Noise

3.87 avg rating — 90,377 ratings — published 1985 — 108 editions
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3.93 avg rating — 27,688 ratings — published 1997 — 83 editions
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 14,757 ratings — published 1988 — 76 editions
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Falling Man

3.28 avg rating — 16,566 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
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3.23 avg rating — 15,338 ratings — published 2003 — 87 editions
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Mao II

3.68 avg rating — 10,264 ratings — published 1991 — 59 editions
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The Body Artist

3.25 avg rating — 9,600 ratings — published 2001 — 67 editions
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Zero K

3.20 avg rating — 9,949 ratings — published 2016 — 58 editions
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Point Omega

3.44 avg rating — 8,178 ratings — published 2010 — 50 editions
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3.41 avg rating — 5,134 ratings — published 1971 — 40 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 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?”
Don DeLillo, White Noise
tags: fear

“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



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