E.L. Doctorow: Past American VoiceFiction
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20150814
We remember E.L. Doctorow who passed away on July 21, 2015, at the age of 84. The author of three books of short fiction, a stage drama, and twelve novels, including multi-award winners Ragtime and Billy Bathgate, Doctorow received many major literary honors, including most recently, the 2014 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction. In this 2005 interview, he discusses his novel, The March, winner of the National Book Critics Circle and PEN/Faulkner Awards and a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. He discusses his creative process and what inspired him to turn his attention toward the Civil War and Sherman's march through the south, as he reads from this novel.
| Subject Matter: History, The Civil War, Sherman's March | Interview Year: 2005 | Genre: Fiction | Awards: Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, National Book Critics Circle Award, PEN/Faulkner Award, National Book Foundation Medal, American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Fiction, Library of Congress Prize |
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