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Don DeLillo

American novelist, playwright and essayist

1936   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Fordham University
occupation: writer, playwright, screenwriter, novelist, essayist, journalist
award received: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, National Book Award, American Book Awards, National Book Award for Fiction, Jerusalem Prize
influenced by: Henry James, Malcolm Lowry, Vladimir Nabokov, William Faulkner, J. G. Ballard

Donald Richard DeLillo (born November 20, 1936) is an American novelist, short story writer, playwright, screenwriter and essayist. His works have covered subjects as diverse as television, nuclear war, sports, the complexities of language, performance art, the Cold War, mathematics, the advent of the digital age, politics, economics, and global terrorism. Initially he was a well-regarded cult writer; however, the publication in 1985 of White Noise brought him widespread recognition, and won him the National Book Award for fiction. It was followed in 1988 by Libra, a bestseller. DeLillo has twice been a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction finalist (for Mao II in 1992 and for Underworld in 1998), won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Mao II in 1992 (receiving a further PEN/Faulkner Award nomination for The Angel Esmeralda in 2012), was granted the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction in 2010, and won the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction in 2013.DeLillo has described his fiction as being concerned with "living in dangerous times", and in a 2005 interview declared, "Writers must oppose systems. It's important to write against power, corporations, the state, and the whole system of consumption and of debilitating entertainments [...] I think writers, by nature, must oppose things, oppose whatever power tries to impose on us."
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works

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White Noise

novel by Don DeLillo

author: Don DeLillo

1985

Underworld

1997 novel by Don DeLillo

author: Don DeLillo

1997

Falling Man

novel by Don DeLillo

author: Don DeLillo

2007

Cosmopolis

novel by Don DeLillo

author: Don DeLillo

2003

The Angel Esmeralda

book by Don DeLillo

author: Don DeLillo

2011

Great Jones Street

novel by Don DeLillo

author: Don DeLillo

1973

Libra

novel by Don DeLillo

author: Don DeLillo

1988

Zero K

book by Don DeLillo

author: Don DeLillo

2016

Americana

novel by Don DeLillo

author: Don DeLillo

1971

Mao II

novel by Don DeLillo

author: Don DeLillo

1991

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