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Speaker: E. L. Doctorow
Event Date: September 24, 2005
Running Time: 1:02

E. L. Doctorow shares some insight into the writing process.

“Writing requires an extended act of concentration.”

Speaker Biography:
E. L. Doctorow, one of America’s preeminent authors, has twice received the National Book Critics Circle Award, the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award, the Edith Wharton Citation For Fiction and the William Dean Howells medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Besides novels, including “Ragtime,” “Billy Bathgate” and “City of God, he has published a volume of selected essays, "Jack London, Hemingway, and the Constitution," and a play, “Drinks Before Dinner," which was produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival.