Monday, April 4, 2011

E.L. Doctorow to Read Thursday in Funger 108

E.L. Doctorow will visit with students and then give a public reading Thursday.
On April 7, the English Department will be hosting a reading by acclaimed writer E.L. Doctorow.

The author of eleven novels, Doctorow has received numerous awards for his work, including the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the William Dean Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Doctorow has also "pioneered the technique of presenting an era as a quilt showing multiple points of view, all in an effort to make sense of a particular time and place," says Prof. Faye Moskowitz. This is especially emphasized in his work The Book of Daniel, a fictionalized account of what happens to the children of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg after their parents were found guilty of espionage and executed in 1953. Doctorow's reading is a part of Prof. Moskowitz's Jewish Literature Live course, which works to bring Jewish American authors to the class and to readings.

The reading will follow Doctorow's visit to the class, during which Doctorow will speak about his latest book, a short story collection titled All the Time in the World.

Don't miss out! The event is open to the public and will be held in Funger 108 at 7:30 pm.


~ Paula

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