The New York University Creative Writing Program will feature author E. L. Doctorow for a reading from his new short story collection, All the Time in the World, on Friday, December 9, 7 p.m. at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life, Rosenthal Pavilion (10th Floor).
Subways: 1 (Christopher Street); A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street). The event is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 212.998.8816 or visit www.cwp.fas.nyu.edu.
Doctorow will be introduced by Darin Strauss, whose 2010 memoir, Half a Life, won the National Book Critics Circle Award. Both authors are faculty members in NYU’s Creative Writing Program.
Doctorow published a collection of new and selected short stories this year, All the Time in the World (Random House). His novels include The Book of Daniel, a National Book Award nominee in 1972; Ragtime, which received the first National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction in 1976; World’s Fair, which won the 1986 National Book Award; Billy Bathgate, winner of the PEN/Faulkner prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the William Dean Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1990; The March, which received the 2006 PEN/Faulkner Award, the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award, and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist; and Homer and Langley, his most recent novel. He holds the Lewis and Loretta Glucksman Chair in English and American Letters at New York University.
Strauss, a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and a winner of the American Library Association’s Alex Award, is the author of the novels Chang and Eng, The Real McCoy, and More Than It Hurts You, as well as the NBCC-winning memoir, Half a Life.
A complete schedule of the Creative Writing Program’s Fall 2011 Reading Series is available here.
The NYU Creative Writing Program, among the most distinguished programs in the country, is a leading national center for the study of writing and literature. The undergraduate and graduate programs provide students with an opportunity to develop their craft while working closely with some of the finest poets and novelists writing today. The Creative Writing Program occupies a townhouse on West 10th Street in the same Greenwich Village neighborhood where so many writers have lived and worked. The Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House allows writers--established and emerging--to share their work in an inspiring setting. For more, visit www.cwp.fas.nyu.edu.