Presenter of the National Book Awards
Don DeLillo to Receive Lifetime Achievement Honor at 66th National Book Awards
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).
More interviews with our BookUp faculty
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.
Words that make and break a writer-mother’s heart – “This book is SO good, Mommy! I can’t believe it was ASSIGNED READING!”