E.L. DOCTOROW WINS 2006 PEN/FAULKNER PRIZE for The MARCH
E.L. DOCTOROW has won the 2006 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for The March (Random House, 2005), his bestselling novel about General William Tecumseh Sherman’s march through the Confederate South. This is the second time that the much-lauded American novelist has captured the prestigious literary prize, having won the 1990 PEN/Faulkner Award for Billy Bathgate (1989). Others shortlisted for the Prize included Karen Fisher for A Sudden Country (Random House, 2005), William Henry Lewis for I Got Somebody in Staunton (Amistad/HarperCollins, 2005), James Salter for Last Night (Alfred A. Knopf, 2005) and Bruce Wagner for The Chrysanthemum Palace (Simon & Schuster, 2005).
DOCTOROW E.L. [1931-] Novelist. Born Edgar Lawrence Doctorow in New York, New York. NOVELS The March (2005: winner of the 2006 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction; shortlisted for the 2005 National Book Award for Fiction, the 2005 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction); City of God (2000); Waterworks (1994); Billy Bathgate (1989: winner of the 1989 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction; shortlisted for the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction); World’s Fair (1985: winner of the 1986 National Book Award for Fiction); Loon Lake (1980: shortlisted for the 1980 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction); Ragtime (1975: winner of the 1976 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction); The Book of Daniel (1971: shortlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction); Big as Life (1966); Welcome to Hard Times (1960) STORIES Sweet Land Stories (2004); Lives of the Poets: Six Stories and a Novella (1984) PLAY Drinks Before Dinner (1979) NONFICTION Reporting the Universe (2003) ESSAYS Jack London, Hemingway and the Constitution: Selected Essays, 1977-1992 (1993)