- NAME: Don DeLillo
- OCCUPATION: Author
- BIRTH DATE: November 20, 1936 (Age: 77)
- Did You Know?: Don Delillo wrote a novel about a woman playing in the National Hockey League, under the pen name Cleo Birdwell.
- EDUCATION: Fordham University, Cardinal Hayes High School
- PLACE OF BIRTH: The Bronx, New York
- Full Name: Don DeLillo
- AKA: Cleo Birdwell
- ZODIAC SIGN: Scorpio
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Don DeLillo is a novelist whose postmodernist works portray an America consumed by material excess and stupefied by empty mass culture and politics.
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2 on The New York Times' 2006 list of "The Best Books of the Last 25 Years," only behind Toni Morrison's Beloved.
Since Underworld, DeLillo has been quietly productive, releasing The Body Artist (2001), Cosmopolis (2003), Falling Man (2007) and Point Omega (2010). He published The Angel Esmeralda, a collection of short stories, in 2011.
Don DeLillo has been nominated for or won countless literary awards, among them the PEN/Faulkner Award (1992; Mao II), the Pulitzer Prize (nominated, 1998; Underworld), the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction (2010) and the inaugural Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction (2013).
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