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Open Book: The Year Ahead for Readers

Authors with new books planned for 2016 include Don DeLillo, Richard Russo and Curtis Sittenfeld.

Marking Territory

Recommended Reading: Don DeLillo’s fiction is “a better guide to the subtleties of terrorism than proclamations of military experts or political academics.”

Mass shootings are a part of American culture now

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

Mass shootings are a part of American culture now, and they have been for years — changing the way we think, changing the way we act. Consider the novelist Don DeLillo, who once explained why the paranoia in his fiction could not have existed before lone gunmen shocked the nation and redefined...

Don DeLillo Announces New Novel, ‘Zero K’ About a “Secret Compound Where Death Is Exquisitely Controlled”

Yesterday, Scribner announced that Zero K, a new novel by Don DeLillo, will be released next year. Zero K is DeLillo’s seventeenth novel in a bibliography that includes 1985’s White Noise, 1991’s Mao II, and 1997’s Underworld.  …Read More

New Don DeLillo Novel Is Coming in May

The decorated author's new work is expected to be published in May 2016.

Don DeLillo's new novel, 'Zero K,' announced

This week, Don Delillo will accept the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters -- its lifetime achievement award -- at the National Book Awards. But that doesn't mean the author has stopped writing. On Monday, Scribner announced that Delillo's next novel,...

Don DeLillo Inks Deal with Scribner

3 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The publication date for this book has been scheduled for May 03, 2016.

A Rare Encounter with Don DeLillo in Lisbon

Searching for that which cannot be found is a persistent theme in Don DeLillo's work, whether it's the lost dog or cat announced in the neighborhood posters in the early novel White Noise (1985), or Jessie, the main female characterShow More Summary

Like a Prayer

Thirty years after its initial publication, Don DeLillo’s White Noise is still every bit the hilarious, uncannily prescient classic that everyone believed it was. White nailed the whole “America poisoned by reality and the humming glow of computer screens” angle better than almost anyone. For more DeLillo, here’s what its like to re-read White Noise.

Holograms and Hurricanes (Part Two)

Last week I wrote about Don DeLillo’s prescience in forecasting the return of Redd Foxx and Andy Kaufman. (They’re back! As holograms.) This week I thought I’d shift from holograms to hurricanes. The link goes beyond the merely alliterative. Holograms… Continue reading ?

Don DeLillo on Gun Violence, New York Life, and Writing

At the New Yorker Festival on Friday night, acclaimed American writer Don DeLillo offered his thoughts on America's gun violence problem, which was fitting, since DeLillo’s novels are known for story lines that comment upon threats to American society. He speculated on the motivation of lone shooters like the one who murdered... More »

Congratulations Don DeLillo!

5 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Congratulations Don DeLillo! The indispensible author of postmodern/slipstream novels (with the occasional foray into straight-up science fiction) is receiving a lifetime achievement award from the National Book Foundation. To celebrate, here are Noma Bar and Dutch Uncle’s DeLillo cover designs. Read more...

National Book Awards to honor Don DeLillo for lifetime achievement

Because of its popularity on college syllabi, most people know Don DeLillo from his book "White Noise." But reading his other novels -- "Libra," "Ratner's Star," "Great Jones Street," "The Names," "Falling Man," "Americana" and of course "Underworld" -- prove DeLillo's astonishing breadth and depth. 

I don’t want your Freedom

I’m terrible about reading real books now, but I was pretty good back in the day, and I read “The Corrections”. I thought it was Don DeLillo for totebaggers, but I liked it a lot. I didn’t love it that much, though (I didn’t think it was humorous or poetic at all), so I’m curious….how [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

Don DeLillo to Receive National Book Award for Contribution to American Letters

Don DeLillo, author of more than fifteen novels, including White Noise, Mao II, and Underworld, will receive the 2015 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at the 66th National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner. The ceremony will be held on November 8 in New York City. …Read More

What I bought – 26 August 2015

“Wherever you will find empty land, there are men who try to get closer to God.” (Don DeLillo, from The Names) New Mgmt #1 by Matt Kindt (writer/artist), Ian Tucker (assistant editor), and Brendan Wright (editor). $3.99, 25 pgs, FC, Dark Horse. This is Mind Mgmt #36, really, and Dark Horse seems stupid for releasing […]

Robert Pattinson to Read Zadie Smith’s Words for Claire Denis

Since the final Twilight film opened in 2012, Robert Pattinson has found consistent work in artier fare, taking roles in David Cronenberg's stoic adaptation of Don DeLillo's Cosmopolis (2012), The Rover (2014), Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars (2014), the upcoming Dennis Stock and James Dean biopic Life, and as T.E.... More »

The Bravery of E. L. Doctorow

I was very sorry to hear of the passing of E. L. Doctorow, a truly great American artist whose work and career have long inspired in me a tremendous sense of gratitude. Three years ago, Don DeLillo, Jennifer Egan, and I worked together...Show More Summary

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