Best-Selling Author E.L. Doctorow to Speak

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Newark, N.J., Jan. 9, 2009)  — E.L. Doctorow, critically acclaimed, award-winning author of works including The Book of Daniel, The March, and Billy Bathgate, will discuss and read from his works on March 25, 5 – 7:30 p.m., as part of the Writers at Newark Reading Series at Rutgers University in Newark, which brings nationally prominent writers of fiction, poetry and nonfiction to campus; the readings and discussions are all free and open to the public. 

Doctorow’s talk will be in the Paul Robeson Gallery, Paul Robeson Campus Center,  350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.  The series is co-sponsored by the Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at Rutgers in Newark, the Paul Robeson Gallery and the Rutgers Institute on Ethnicity, Culture and the Modern Experience.  A complete schedule of this spring’s talks is at

 E.L. Doctorow’s novels include The March, City of God, Welcome to Hard Times, The Book of Daniel, Ragtime, Loon Lake, World’s Fair, Billy Bathgate, and The Waterworks. He has published two works of short fiction, Lives of the Poets and Sweetland Stories, and three collections of essays, Jack London, Hemingway and the Constitution,  Reporting the Universe (The Harvard- Massey Lectures in the History of American Civilization) and Creationists. His play, Drinks Before Dinner, was produced at the New York Shakespeare Festival Theater, while  Ragtime was adapted as a musical and performed on Broadway. There have been five film adaptations of his work.

Media Contact: Carla Capizzi