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Don DeLillo to Receive Lifetime Achievement Honor at 66th National Book Awards

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The Foundation’s Board of Directors will present Don DeLillo with its 2015 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters in recognition of his diverse body of work that examines the mores of contemporary modern American culture and brilliantly embeds the rhythms of everyday speech within a beautifully composed, contoured narrative.
The author of fifteen novels and a novella, DeLillo won a National Book Award in Fiction for White Noise (1985) and was a Finalist twice for Libra (1988) and Underworld (1997).
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More interviews with our BookUp faculty

BookUp Faculty Interview
Our BookUp faculty do great work both inside and outside the classroom. Last month, we interviewed Daniel José Older, and we've recently sat down with two more instructors.
Learn about Sofia Quintero's latest novel, Show and Prove, and discover Tim Manley's one-man show, Feelings.

NBF at the BK Book Festival

BookUp Faculty Interview
Come visit the National Book Foundation at the Brooklyn Book Festival (booth 210) on Sunday, September 20—we'll have our coveted jerseys from The Other NBA on sale.
And don't miss our 5 Under 35 panel, featuring Yelena Akhtiorskaya, Danielle Evans, Kirstin Valdez Quade, and Amity Gaige! The event begins at 1 p.m. on the Mainstage
Borough Hall Plaza, 209 Joralemon St,
Brooklyn, NY 11201.
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"It’s true that some of us become better writers by living long enough. But this is also how we become worse writers. The trick is to die in between."

— Don DeLillo, in an interview with the Associated Press about receiving the National Book Foundation’s lifetime achievement award

 

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