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E. L. Doctorow
|Born||Edgar Lawrence Doctorow
January 6, 1931
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
|Died||July 21, 2015
New York, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Writer, editor, professor|
|Residence||New York City|
|Alma mater||Kenyon College, Columbia University|
|Notable works||The Book of Daniel
Homer & Langley
|Spouse||Helen Esther Setzer (m. 1953–2015; his death)|
Edgar Lawrence "E. L." Doctorow (January 6, 1931 – July 21, 2015) was an American author. He was best known for his works of historical fiction. He was mostly known for his books The Book of Daniel, Ragtime, and Billy Bathgate.
Doctorow was born in The Bronx, New York City. His mother was Rose Doctorow and his father was David Doctorow, both of Jewish descent. He studied at Kenyon College and at Columbia University. In 1953, he married Helen Esther Setzer. They had three children.
Doctorow won many writing awards, including the National Book Critics Circle Award for Ragtime, National Book Critics Circle Award for Billy Bathgate, National Book Critics Circle Award for The March, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Fiction.
President Barack Obama called him "one of America's greatest novelists".
- "The Limits of Optimism: E.L. Doctorow and the American Left" by Joseph G. Ramsey http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/07/28/the-limits-of-optimism-e-l-doctorow-and-the-american-left/
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