Saying Goodbye To Doctorow

On July 21st the world lost an important modern literary figure, E.L. Doctorow at the age of 84. Best known for his historical fiction such as ‘Ragtime’, ‘The March’ and ‘Billy Bathgate’ Doctorow was also an essayist and editor. Doctorow’s accolades include a National Book Award, two PEN/Faulkner Awards and a Library of Congress Prize […]

Landmark Books Looks At ‘Dirty Realism’ and Richard Ford

Richard Ford was born on this day in 1944 in Jackson, Mississippi. He graduated from Michigan State and taught in the Flint school system for a short time before entering the Marines. Shortly after being discharged for contacting hepatitis he met and later married Kristina Hensley. Though Ford suffered mild dyslexia he focused on literature […]