-- In Addition To Reading From His Work, Doctorow Will Be Interviewed By Leonard Lopate--
Flushing, NY April 12, 2012—Queens College’s renowned Evening Readings Series presents E. L. Doctorow in conversation with WNYC radio host Leonard Lopate on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at 7 pm in the Music Building. Tickets are $20.
Doctorow, who will read from his work, is the author of the novels Welcome to Hard Times, The Book of Daniel, Ragtime, Loon Lake, World’s Fair, Billy Bathgate, The Waterworks, The March, and Homer and Langley, as well as the collection of stories All the Time in the World.
A recipient of the National Book Award, Doctorow has also won three National Book Critics Circle Awards; two PEN/Faulkner Awards; the Edith Wharton Citation for Fiction; the William Dean Howells Medal of the Academy of Arts and Letters, and the presidentially conferred National Humanities Medal.
Joyce Carol Oates, writing in The New Yorker, has described Doctorow as “a writer of dazzling gifts and boundless, imaginative energy, who . . . has emerged as our great chronicler of American mythology.” Newsweek calls his work “a ferocious feat of the imagination…Every scene is perfectly realized and feeds the whole—the themes and symbols echoing and reverberating.” Library Journal has said: “With an economy of means, with the seemingly effortless grace of a dancer bouncing lightly on his toes, Doctorow takes a simple story and creates a universe.” The St. Louis Post-Dispatch calls Doctorow “a national treasure.”
For more information about the Evening Readings, founded and directed by QC English Professor Joseph Cuomo, visit www.qcreadings.org or call (718) 997-4646. Now in its 36th anniversary season, the Evening Readings series has attracted the world’s most famous and accomplished writers.