Don DeLillo and Dana Spiotta
Friday March 8, 2013
Don DeLillo and Dana Spiotta read from and discussed their writing at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference in Boston. Nan Graham, publisher and senior VP of Scribner, moderated the discussion. She received the Center's Maxwell E. Perkins Award in 2011.
The event took place at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Level 2 at the Hynes Convention Center (please see AWP's website for details).
Don DeLillo is the author of fifteen novels, including Falling Man, Point Omega, Libra, and White Noise, and three plays. He has won the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, and the Jerusalem Prize. In 2006, his masterpiece Underworld was named one of the three best novels of the last twenty-five years by The New York Times Book Review, and in 2000 it won the William Dean Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters for the most distinguished work of fiction of the past five years. The Angel Esmeralda is his latest book.
Scribner published Dana Spiotta’s first novel, Lightning Field, in 2001. It was a New York Times Notable Book of the year, and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the West. Her second novel, Eat the Document, was published in 2006 by Scribner. It was a finalist for the 2006 National Book Award and a recipient of the Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Stone Arabia is Spiotta’s third novel. Scribner published it in 2011. Stone Arabia is a National Book Critics Award Finalist and a New York Times Notable Book of 2011. It was named a best book of 2011 by The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Entertainment Weekly and Salon. Spiotta lives in Central New York with her daughter and husband. She teaches in the Syracuse University MFA program.