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E.L. Doctorow
E.L. Doctorow’s work has been published in thirty languages. His novels include The March, City of God, Welcome to Hard Times, The Book of Daniel, Ragtime, Loon Lake, World’s Fair, Billy Bathgate, and The Waterworks. His play, Drinks Before Dinner was originally produced at the New York Shakespeare Festival Theater. He has published two works of short fiction, Lives of the Poets and Sweetland Stories, and three collections of essays, Jack London, Hemingway and the Constitution,  Reporting the Universe (The Harvard- Massey Lectures in the History of American Civilization) and  Creationists.  There ha ve been five film adaptations of his work. His novel Ragtime was adapted for the musical theater and opened on Broadway in 1998. Among his honors are a National Book Award, two Pen/Faulkner Awards, three National Book Critics Circle Awards, the Edith Wharton Citation for fiction, the William Dean Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the National Humanities Medal. conferred by President Clinton. Professor Doctorow currently holds the Lewis and Loretta Glucksman Chair of English and American Letters at New York University.

E.L. Doctorow reads in the Writers At Newark Reading Series on Wed., March 25, 2009, 5:30-7 p.m., at Paul Robeson Gallery.

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