Date/Time/Location: Reading and book signing 7 p.m. May 10 at the University Theatre. In conversation with Assistant Professor Andrew Altschul 1 p.m. May 11 in the University Theatre.
Summary: Invited to deliver the Martha Heasley Cox Lecture, E. L. Doctorow is the author of 11 novels, two story collections, two essay collections, and a stage play. His books include Ragtime, Homer and Langley, The Book of Daniel, Billy Bathgate, Lives of the Poets, and The March. He is the winner of the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award, and the presidentially conferred National Humanities Medal. His work has been published in 32 languages. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society, and teaches at New York University. This event is co-sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program and the Department of English and Comparative Literature. This annual lecture was established through a generous donation from Martha Heasley Cox. Past lecturers include Toni Morrison, Norman Mailer, William Styron and Kiran Desai.