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E. L. Doctorow

novelist, editor, professor

1931   -   2015

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Kenyon College, The Bronx High School of Science, Columbia University
occupation: novelist, writer, screenwriter, university teacher, playwright, essayist, professor, author, faculty member
award received: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, National Humanities Medal, National Book Award for Fiction, PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, Helmerich Award, Common Wealth Award of Distinguished Service, St. Louis Literary Award
influenced by: Heinrich von Kleist, John Dos Passos
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Edgar Lawrence Doctorow (January 6, 1931 – July 21, 2015) was an American novelist, editor, and professor, best known internationally for his works of historical fiction. He has been described as one of the most important American novelists of the 20th century. He wrote twelve novels, three volumes of short fiction and a stage drama. They included the award-winning novels Ragtime (1975), Billy Bathgate (1989), and The March (2005). These, like many of his other works, placed fictional characters in recognizable historical contexts, with known historical figures, and often used different narrative styles. His stories were recognized for their originality and versatility, and Doctorow was praised for his audacity and imagination.A number of Doctorow's novels were also adapted for the screen, including Welcome to Hard Times (1967) with Henry Fonda, Daniel (1983) starring Timothy Hutton, and Billy Bathgate (1991) starring Dustin Hoffman. His most notable adaptations were for the film Ragtime (1981) and the Broadway musical of the same name (1998), which won four Tony Awards. Doctorow was the recipient of numerous writing awards, including the National Book Critics Circle Award for Ragtime, National Book Critics Circle Award for Billy Bathgate, National Book Critics Circle Award for The March, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Fiction. Former President Barack Obama called him "one of America's greatest novelists".
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works

12

All the Time in the World

book by E. L. Doctorow

author: E. L. Doctorow

2011

The March

novel by E. L. Doctorow

author: E. L. Doctorow

2005

The Book of Daniel

novel by E. L. Doctorow

author: E. L. Doctorow

1971

The Waterworks

novel by E. L. Doctorow

author: E. L. Doctorow

1994

Billy Bathgate

novel by E. L. Doctorow

author: E. L. Doctorow

1989

Ragtime

novel by E. L. Doctorow

author: E. L. Doctorow

1975

Loon Lake

novel by E. L. Doctorow

author: E. L. Doctorow

1980

Welcome to Hard Times

book by E. L. Doctorow

author: E. L. Doctorow

1960

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