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E. L. Doctorow

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E. L. Doctorow's work has been published in thirty-two 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, The Waterworks, and, most recently, Homer and Langley. He has published two volumes of short fiction, Lives of the Poets and Sweetland Stories, and three collections of essays, Creationists,  Reporting the Universe (The Harvard- Massey Lectures in the History of American Civilization) and Jack London, Hemingway and the Constitution.  There have been five film adaptations of his work. His novel Ragtime was adapted for the musical theater and returned last year to Broadway in the highly acclaimed Kennedy Center revival. Among Mr. Doctorow's honors are the 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 presidentially conferred National Humanities Medal. In 2009 he was shortlisted for the International Man Booker Prize for Lifetime Achievement. Mr. Doctorow currently holds the Lewis and Loretta Glucksman Chair of English and American Letters at New York University. A volume of new and selected short fiction, All the Time in the World, will be published in 2011.
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