E.L. Doctorow to receive Library of Congress Prize

NEW YORK (AP) — Novelist E.L. Doctorow will be honored with the Library of Congress Prize for American
Fiction.
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington made the announcement Wednesday.
Billington
said each of Doctorow’s books is a "vivid canvas" filled with "color
and drama." He likens Doctorow to Charles Dickens.
Doctorow says novelists live with self-doubt. He says the honor confers "a blessed moment of peace
and resolution."
Works
from his five-decade career include "Ragtime," ”World’s Fair," ”Billy
Bathgate," ”The March" and his current book, "Andrew’s Brain."
The Bronx-born novelist majored in philosophy at Kenyon College in Ohio.
The award will be presented Aug. 30 in Washington.
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Online:
http://eldoctorow.com/
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights
reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or
redistributed.
NEW YORK (AP) — Novelist E.L. Doctorow will be honored with the Library of Congress Prize for American
Fiction.
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington made the announcement Wednesday.
Billington
said each of Doctorow’s books is a "vivid canvas" filled with "color
and drama." He likens Doctorow to Charles Dickens.
Doctorow says novelists live with self-doubt. He says the honor confers "a blessed moment of peace
and resolution."
Works
from his five-decade career include "Ragtime," ”World’s Fair," ”Billy
Bathgate," ”The March" and his current book, "Andrew’s Brain."
The Bronx-born novelist majored in philosophy at Kenyon College in Ohio.
The award will be presented Aug. 30 in Washington.
___
Online:
http://eldoctorow.com/
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights
reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or
redistributed.