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E. L. (Edgar Lawrence) Doctorow was born on January 6, 1931, in the Bronx, New York. He received an A.B. in philosophy in 1952 from Kenyon College and did graduate work at Columbia University. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps from 1953-1955. He began his career as a script reader for CBS Television and Columbia Pictures and as a senior editor for the New American Library. He was editor-in-chief for Dial Press from 1964 to 1969, where he also served as vice president and publisher in his last year on staff. It was at this time that he decided to write full time. He wrote novels, short stories, essays, and a play. His debut novel, Welcome to Hard Times, was published in 1960 and was adapted into a film in 1967. His other works include, Loon Lake, The Waterworks, The March, Homer and Langley, and Andrew's Brain. He won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1986 for World's Fair and the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction in 1976 for Ragtime, which was adapted into a film in 1981 and a Broadway musical in 1998. Billy Bathgate received the PEN/Faulkner Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the William Dean Howells Medal in 1990. The Book of Daniel and Billy Bathgate were also adapted into films. He received the 2013 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters for his outstanding achievement in fiction writing. He died of complications from lung cancer on July 21, 2015 at the age of 84. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Ragtime 5,741 copies, 107 reviews
The March 2,866 copies, 76 reviews
Billy Bathgate 2,137 copies, 30 reviews
Homer & Langley 1,889 copies, 138 reviews
The Book of Daniel 1,447 copies, 23 reviews
City of God 1,436 copies, 24 reviews
The Waterworks 1,300 copies, 23 reviews
World's Fair 1,198 copies, 29 reviews
Loon Lake 755 copies, 7 reviews
Andrew's Brain 554 copies, 97 reviews
Welcome to Hard Times 452 copies, 15 reviews
The Best American Short Stories 2000 (Editor) 363 copies, 2 reviews
Sweet Land Stories 350 copies, 8 reviews
Doctorow: Collected Stories 79 copies, 4 reviews
Drinks Before Dinner 71 copies, 3 reviews
Reporting the Universe 34 copies, 1 review
Big As Life 12 copies, 1 review
Lamentation: 9/11 8 copies, 1 review
Three Screenplays 7 copies, 1 review
Jolene [2008 film] (Writer) 2 copies
The Paris Review 92 1984 Summer (Contributor) 2 copies
The Secret Agent (Introduction, some editions) 5,940 copies, 96 reviews
Sister Carrie (Introduction, some editions) 3,705 copies, 55 reviews
The 42nd Parallel (Foreword, some editions) 1,464 copies, 20 reviews
The Best American Short Stories 2003 (Contributor) 440 copies, 4 reviews
The Best American Short Stories 2002 (Contributor) 435 copies, 3 reviews
American Gothic Tales (Contributor) 409 copies, 5 reviews
The Call of the Wild, White Fang & To Build a Fire (Modern Library… (Introduction, some editions) 268 copies, 2 reviews
Karoo (Introduction, some editions) 264 copies, 10 reviews
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (Contributor) 255 copies, 4 reviews
Granta 24: Inside Intelligence (Contributor) 137 copies
The Best American Essays 1992 (Contributor) 120 copies
The Schocken Book of Contemporary Jewish Fiction (Contributor) 112 copies, 1 review
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