Albert Camus
James Joyce
Peter Handke
Jack Kerouac
William Gaddis
John F. Kennedy

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Don DeLillo

Knowledge Identifier: +Don_DeLillo


Don DeLillo

American author, playwright, and essayistadd

Category: Literature

Born in 1936.

Countries: United States (47%), New York (11%), Tennessee (11%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Albert Camus, James Joyce, Peter Handke

Linked to: Cardinal Hayes High School, Fordham University, Sears, Warren Commission




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Don DeLillo was born in 1936 add something


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Founded in 1948 as successor to the "Carolina Magazine", the "Carolina Quarterly", edited by graduate students, has published the works of numerous authors, including Wendell Berry, Raymond Carver, Don DeLillo, Annie_Dillard, Joyce Carol Oates, and John Edgar Wideman


William Gaddis - Characters based on Gaddis include "Harry Lees" in Chandler Brossard's 1952 novel "Who Walk in Darkness", "Harold Sand" in Jack Kerouac's autobiographical 1958 novella "The Subterraneans" and possibly "Bill Gray" in Don DeLillo's 1991 novel "Mao II"


Lillo took a job in advertising because he couldn't get one in publishing. add something


DeLillo published his first short story, "The River Jordan", in Epoch, the literary magazine of Cornell University, in 1960 and began to work on his first novel in 1966. add something


I was just getting good at it when I left," in 1964. add something


Lillo began to write his first novel. add something


DeLillo's inaugural decade of novel writing has been his most productive to date, resulting in the writing and publication of six novels in eight years between 1971-1978. add something


In 1975, he married Barbara Bennett, a former banker turned landscape designer. add something


Lillo was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship, which he used to fund a trip around the Middle East before settling in Greece. add something


Clair, who had first tracked DeLillo down for an interview while he was in Greece in 1979 (on that occasion, DeLillo had handed LeClair a business card with his name printed on it and beneath that the message "I don't want to talk about it. add something


DeLillo's first collection of short stories, The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories, covering short stories published between 1979 and 2011, is set to be published in November 2011. add something


Lillo has been active as a playwright. add something


Lillo began a rapid ascendancy to being a noted and respected novelist. add something


Lillo and the Systems Novel, University of Illinois Press, 1987. add something


DeLillo followed White Noise with Libra, a speculative fictionalised take on the life of Lee Harvey Oswald up to the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy. add something


He earned a PEN/Faulkner Award and a Pulitzer Prize finalist nomination for Mao II in 1991 and 1992, respectively. add something


Gordon Lish - For the June 1991 issue of "Vanity Fair", James Wolcott wrote a profile on Gordon Lish and Don DeLillo called "The Sunshine Boys


JFK (film) - "Time" magazine ran its own critique of the film-in-progress on June 10, 1991 and alleged that Stone was trying to suppress a rival JFK assassination film based on Don DeLillo's 1988 novel "Libra"


Aside from the publication of a folio short story entitled 'Pafko at the Wall' in a 1992 edition of Harpers Magazine, and one short story in 1995, little was seen or heard of him for a number of years. add something


Lillo and Joseph McElroy, Peter Lang Publishing, 1994. add something


Lillo, University of Georgia Press, 1994. add something


Lillo. add something


Lillo finally broke cover with his long awaited eleventh novel, the epic Cold War history Underworld. add something


The novel went on to win the 1998 American Book Award, the 1999 Jerusalem Prize, and both the William Dean Howells Medal and "Riccardo Bacchelli" International Award in 2000. add something


Lillo's Dialogue with Culture, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000. add something


It was reprinted in a German translation in Die Zeit in 2001. add something


Lillo once again retreated from the spotlight to write his twelfth novel, surfacing with The Body Artist in 2001. add something


Laurie Anderson - In 2001, she recorded the audiobook version of Don DeLillo's novel "The Body Artist"


Lillo - The Physics of Language, University of Georgia Press, 2002. add something


Lillo's Underworld, University of Delaware Press, 2002. add something


Lillo's Underworld: A Reader's Guide, Continuum International Publishing Group, 2002. add something


DeLillo followed The Body Artist with 2003's Cosmopolis, a modern re-interpretation of James Joyce's Ulysses transposed to New York around the time of the collapse of the dot-com bubble in the year 2000. add something


Lillo novel, although both Libra and Underworld have previously been optioned for screen treatments and DeLillo himself has written an original screenplay for the film Game 6. add something


Orr, Leonard, White Noise: A Reader's Guide Continuum International Publishing Group, 2003. add something


DeLillo's papers were acquired in 2004 by the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. add something


Lillo: Balance at the Edge of Belief, Peter Lang Publishing, 2004. add something


Lillo, University of South Carolina Press, 2006. add something


Lillo: The Possibility of Fiction, Routledge, 2006. add something


Lillo's White Noise, Modern Language Association Press, 2006. add something


In 2007, he candidly remarked: "When I finished with Underworld, I didn't really have any all-too-great hopes, to be honest. add something


Lillo claims that originally he ". add something


Lillo published a new original short story in the New Yorker magazine, his first since "Still Life" in 2007 prior to the release of Falling Man. The new story is called "Midnight in Dostoevsky" and it is a standalone short story (not a part of DeLillo's novel Point Omega as seen in the advance copies). add something


DeLillo returned with what would turn out to be his final novel of the decade with Falling Man in May 2007. add something


Morley, Catherine, The Quest for Epic in Contemporary American Literature, Routledge, New York, 2008. add something


Kat Dennings - In September 2008, Dennings hoped to make Don DeLillo's novel, "End Zone" into a film


DeLillo ended the decade by making an unexpected appearance at a PEN event on the steps of the New York City Public Library, 5th Ave and 42nd St in support of Chinese dissident writer Liu Xiaobo, who was sentenced to eleven years in prison for "inciting subversion of state power" on December 31, 2009. add something


DeLillo, however, remained unconcerned by this relative lack of critical acclaim, remarking in 2010 "In the 1970s, when I started writing novels, I was a figure in the margins, and thatÂ’s where I belonged. add something


Doctorow, John Updike, William Gass, Joyce Carol Oates, Joan Didion and Tennessee Williams); and his second PEN Award - the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction - on October 13, 2010. add something


Lillo commented that re-reading it ". add something


Lillo reflected on this period by saying "I had a personal golden age of reading, in my 20s and my early 30s, and my writing began to take up so much time". add something


Lillo's deliberate stylistic shift had been informed by his having recently re-read several slim but seminal European novels, including Albert Camus's The Stranger, Peter Handke's The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick, and Max Frisch's Man in the Holocene. add something


DeLillo published Point Omega, his fifteenth novel, in February 2010. add something


However, in a February 21, 2010 interview with "The Times" newspaper, DeLillo re-affirmed his belief in the validity and importance of the novel in a technology and media driven age, offering a more optimistic opinion of the future of the novel than his contemporary Philip Roth had done in a recent interview: add something


In a March 2010 interview, it was reported that DeLillo's deliberate stylistic shift had been informed by his having recently re-read several slim but seminal European novels, including Albert Camus's "The Stranger", Peter Handke's "The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick", and Max Frisch's "Man in the Holocene" add something


DeLillo received the 2012 Carl Sandburg Literary award on October 17, 2012, on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago add something


On January 29, 2013, "Variety" announced that Italian director Luca Guadagnino is to direct an adaptation of DeLillo's 2001novel "The Body Artist" as "Body Art" add something


On April 26, 2013 it was announced that DeLillo had received the inaugural Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction , with the presentation of the award due to take place during the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival, Sept add something


In August 2015, DeLillo's US publishers Simon and Schuster announced that his sixteenth novel, titled "Zero K", will be published in May 2016 add something


In November 2015, DeLillo will receive the 2015 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at the 66th National Book awards Ceremony add something


Alex Ross Perry - In April 2015, Disney hired Perry to write a live-action adaptation of the "Winnie the Pooh" franchise, while he optioned Don DeLillo's "The Names" for a feature adaptation


IN February 2016, DeLillo was the guest of honor at an academic conference dedicated to his work, "Don DeLillo: Fiction Rescues History", a three day event held at the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris, France add something


Speaking to "The Guardian" in November of 2018, DeLillo revealed work on a new novel, his seventeenth, "set three years in the future add something


Speaking to "The Guardian" in November 2018, DeLillo revealed work on a new novel, his eighteenth, "set three years in the future add something