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Author E.L. Doctorow dead at 84

Author E.L. Doctorow dead at 84

Writer E.L. Doctorow, who wryly reimagined the American experience in such novels as "Ragtime" and "The March" and applied its lessons to the past and future in fiction and nonfiction, has died. He was 84. His son, Richard Doctorow, confirmed he died Tuesday at a New York hospital from complications of lung cancer. He lived in New York and Sag Harbor. Considered one of the major authors of the 20th century, Doctorow enjoyed critical and popular success over his 50-year career. He won the National Book Award for fiction in 1986 for "World's Fair" and the National Book Critics Circle award in 1989 for "Billy Bathgate" and in 2005 for "The...

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