Inprint Reading with E. L. Doctorow

2009/2010 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series

E. L. Doctorow will read from Homer & Langley, followed by an on-stage interview with Houston writer and  UH Creative Writing Program faculty member Alexander Parsons, and a book sale and signing, conducted by Brazos Bookstore. Submit questions for Doctorow here.

E. L. Doctorow, whose work has been translated into more than 30 languages, is one of America’s most celebrated writers, with a career spanning half a century. The Book of Daniel, published in 1971 and based on the espionage case of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, placed Doctorow in the literary limelight and was hailed by Joyce Carol Oates as “a nearly perfect work of art.” His next book, Ragtime, “as exhilarating as a deep breath of pure oxygen. . . . [and] enormous fun to read” (Walter Clemons, Newsweek), became an international bestseller and was made into a film and a Broadway musical nominated for 8 Academy Awards and 12 Tony Awards, respectively. His other major works include the bestselling novels Billy Bathgate, World’s Fair, The March, City of God, Loon Lake, and Welcome to the Hard Times, as well as several volumes of essays and stories. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Book Award, three National Book Critics Circle Awards, two PEN/Faulkner Awards, and the President’s National Humanities Medal. He will be reading from his new novel, Homer & Langley, which is inspired by the Collyer brothers, famous for their compulsive hoarding.

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Oct 20, 2009
12:30 am to 2:30 am

PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


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