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From The Archive: Doctorow Discusses Craft In 2009

One of the nation’s leading authors has died. E.L. Doctorow is being remembered as an American original whose historical fiction, criticism and plays leave a legacy of inventive writing, characters and settings — even when the characters were familiar figures from the past. The 84-year-old native New Yorker who died Tuesday is best known for Ragtime, Billy Bathgate, and The March, and also set one novel in Warren County, Loon Lake. In 2009, Doctorow spoke about his craft with WAMC’s Joe Donahue on The Book Show.

Joe talks to people on the radio for a living. In addition to countless impressive human "gets" - he has talked to a lot of Muppets. Joe grew up in Philadelphia, has been on the area airwaves for more than 25 years and currently lives in Washington County, NY with his wife, Kelly, and their dog, Brady. And yes, he reads every single book.
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