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Added a DeLillo appearance planned for 2017, listed on the event page. Also listed a fun UK interview on "What I've Learned".
(July 29, 2016)
A quick note that The Spinoff out of New Zealand has been running a DeLillo Week right now with reviews and discussions of the man's work. Today the site features a review of Zero K by Thom Shackleford. Check it out!
(July 21, 2016)
Added a DeLillo appearance that I missed - Toronto on June 2 - now listed as an event along with a link to a short article with some quotes from his visit. Also listed a reading in Madrid that I believe took place on June 10.
(June 16, 2016)
A set of critical writings on DeLillo published in Orbit, with a link on the Odds and Ends page
(Jun 7, 2016)
Another DeLillo event in London in June at Southbank Centre. Also several new entries on the Zero K Media Watch page.
(May 25, 2016)
Several UK entries on the Zero K Media Watch page, including a good interview in The Guardian.
(May 11, 2016)
Almost missed the DeLillo event in San Francisco tonight with Rachel Kushner. Also put in a new Odds and Ends entry for the Ben Rhodes story.
(May 9, 2016)
A couple more entries on the Zero K Media Watch page. Also - DeLillo here in Portland on Nov. 17 at an event with Noah Hawley (I believe the first contributor to this site!).
(May 5, 2016)
Zero K now available in the U.S. A couple more entries on the Zero K Media Watch page.
(May 3, 2016)
Yet more new entries on the Zero K Media Watch page including a brief NPR interview.
(May 2, 2016)
And more new entries on the Zero K Media Watch page. Also - DeLillo in LA on May 11 at a Writers Bloc event.
(Apr 30, 2016)
Many new entries on the Zero K Media Watch page. Also - DeLillo in NYC on May 2 at a 92nd St Y event.
(Apr 27, 2016)
Michiko Kakutani/NYT weighs in on the Zero K Media Watch page.
(Apr 25, 2016)
Several new entries on the Zero K Media Watch page, with a couple reports from Down Under.
(Apr 24, 2016)
A number of new entries on the Zero K Media Watch page, including the Spanish edition cover. Also - DeLillo in London in a June event, news of a French film adaptation of The Body Artist in Odds and Ends entry, and a cool new DeLillo 'Writers Block' portrait on the Bio page, created by Steph Ketnick here in Portland.
(Apr 6, 2016)
Harper's has published an excerpt story from Zero K entitled "Plexiglass" - find the link on the Zero K Media Watch page.
(Mar 23, 2016)
Updates to the Events page, with listing for an Athens appearance on March 16, and a report from the Paris conference. Also added a new brief Interview in conjunction with the visit to Greece.
(Mar 12, 2016)
The New Yorker has published an excerpt story from Zero K entitled "Sine Cosine Tangent" along with a brief interview - find the links on the Zero K Media Watch page.
(Feb 15, 2016)
Hey! Today marks 20 years of existence for the Don DeLillo's America site! No special events planned, but perhaps the link just added to the Zero K Media Watch page, a piece from Tom LeClair entitled "Death and Life with Don DeLillo" is existentially fitting.
(Feb 3, 2016)
Created a Zero K Media Watch page, starting with an early mini-review from Publishers Weekly.
(Dec 7, 2015)
Updates to the Events page, with a transcription of DeLillo's comments upon receiving his latest award last night, plus a brief encounter in Portugal.
(Nov 19, 2015)
Scribner has posted a cover image for DeLillo's next novel Zero K.
(Oct 21, 2015)
Put in two working links for DeLillo stories - fixed the "Total Loss Weekend" link and put in a new one for "Human Moments in World War III" on both Stories and Bibliography. Also put in an Odds and Ends item for Garth Risk Hallberg.
(Nov 2, 2015)
DeLillo listed as a guest for the Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival in early November, added to the Events page.
(Oct 18, 2015)
Added a report for DeLillo's appearance in in NYC on Oct. 2, as part of The New Yorker Festival, to the Events page.
(Oct 5, 2015)
It's getting hard to keep up with DeLillo news lately! Today came the announcement that he has been awarded another significant prize, the 2015 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from the National Book Foundation. The Award ceremony event will be on Nov. 18. Also AP ran a story with a few responses with DeLillo which I added to the interview page.
(Sep 2, 2015)
DeLillo's next novel Zero K has a page and now has a short dust jacket type description from Scribner, but no cover image so far. Thanks to alert friends of the page for the pointers! Also added an Event for a DeLillo conference in Paris, February 2016.
(Aug 31, 2015)
The big news today - DeLillo's next novel is titled Zero K and is scheduled for publication in May 2016 (per both Amazon and Scriber web listings) - no cover image yet, however. Also there's been a flurry of activity related to Underworld - new UK edition and media entries, including a new short DeLillo afterword, and an introduction by Rachel Kushner. Also added an event for the recent passing of E.L. Doctorow, to the Events page.
(Aug 27, 2015)
Added an upcoming event in NYC on Dec. 2, DeLillo with Joy Williams, to the Events page.
(Jun 24, 2015)
Added a blurb listing for the 1984 Bantam edition of Stephen Wright's Meditations in Green to the Bibliography, and added an entry on a Pitchfork piece in which several musicians comment on White Noise to the Odds and Ends page.
(May 15, 2015)
Added exactly one sentence to the blurb listing for Gordon Lish's Peru to the Bibliography, and added an upcoming event in Brooklyn on April 27 to the Events page.
(Mar 23, 2015)
DeLillo's annotated copy of Underworld to be auctioned on Dec. 2, 2014 in NYC. Details on the Underworld Annotated page as well as an Event.
(Dec 1, 2014)
Added the info for the publication of the short play 'The Word for Snow' - details on the Bibliography.
(Nov 24, 2014)
A sudden flurry of DeLillo news! He received yet another award on Monday - details on the Events page. The short play 'The Word for Snow' has been published - details and a link on the Plays page, with some backstory on the Odds and Ends page, where there's another oddity too: DeLillo 'reviews' Taylor Swift.
(Oct 30, 2014)
News event - Don DeLillo sold his house. Details and story link on the Events page.
(Oct 5, 2014)
Added a new page for the Portuguese editions of DeLillo work - with a whole slew of cover images! Check it out at Portuguese editions.
(Sept 1, 2014)
A sad recent event noted: the passing of DeLillo's longtime agent Lois Wallace on April 4, 2014. Added an obscure early UK edition of End Zone to the gallery. Also embedded a video of a Cannes press conference for Cosmopolis in 2012, with DeLillo, Cronenberg and the cast. And finally added a link to the audio of the DeLillo-Franzen event of October 24, 2012.
(April 18, 2014)
Added a very tangential note to Odds & Ends about Atticus Lish.
(Jan 28, 2014)
Updated the Amazons Media Watch with the flurry of recent 're-discovery' articles.
(Jan 13, 2014)
Here's something I thought I might never see - the 1991 BBC documentary with DeLillo has made it to the web. I updated the page on The Word, The Image and The Gun with screenshots and the link.
(Nov 23, 2013)
A couple nice treats appeared today. First is the online appearance of the 1966 story "Coming Sun. Mon. Tues." at the
Kenyon Review website. Second is an email interview with DeLillo about 'Pafko' in 2011, now linked on the Interviews page.
(Nov 16, 2013)
Finally revised and posted an extensive interview
about the origins of this website, which I conducted with Dr. Noel King back in 2008. It will likely be more than you really needed to know! But thanks in any case to Noel for making it happen.
(Nov 15, 2013)
Added eleven Spanish editions published by Seix-Barral since 2006, with some great cover images.
(Nov 6, 2013)
A few updates on the Events page for the National Book Festival held this past weekend. Also added a newly discovered UK edition of Amazons! (thanks to Chris)
(Sep 23, 2013)
DeLillo will be at the Telluride Film Festival at the end of this week - see the Events page. Also added a new cover image for Americana.
(Aug 28, 2013)
Added a DeLillo reading event for tomorrow, July 25, 2013 to the Events page, he'll be in Austin, Texas for the Harry Ransom Center.
(Jul 24, 2013)
Added a past DeLillo reading event from March 8, 2013 to the Events page (not quite sure how that one slipped by my notice!). Also added a fun bit of trivia.
(Jun 5, 2013)
Added several images to the French editions page, and one for L'angelo Esmeralda to the Italian editions page.
(Apr 29, 2013)
Updated the September event with the news that DeLillo has been awarded the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction. Details on the Events page.
(Apr 25, 2013)
New event on the horizon - DeLillo to appear at the National Book Festival in September. Details on the Events page.
(Apr 16, 2013)
Added a new blurb to the list (first new one in a long time, but for an old friend), I came across it today while browsing. It's on a new edition of Gordon Lish's Peru from Dalkey Archive, and is now listed here on the Bibliography page.
(Mar 31, 2013)
Added a new item for a letter from William Gaddis to DeLillo to the Odds and Ends page.
(Mar 15, 2013)
More movie news! An adaptation of DeLillo's The Body Artist is now planned, with the participation of David Cronenberg as an actor rather than director. The script for "Body Art" was written by Luca Guadagnino, who will also direct (his previous work includes "I Am Love"). Multiple news reports including Variety, Yahoo! Movies, and IMDB. Shooting is scheduled for summer 2013.
(Jan 29, 2013)
Updated several pages to correct links to a re-organized PEN site - and found a new entry for Oct. 19, 2010 with video of DeLillo reading, here on the Events page.
(Dec 21, 2012)
Updated pages for the editions of most of the novels, most notably for White Noise and Falling Man.
(Dec 18, 2012)
Created a new page for the editions of The Body Artist. Also found five new Polish editions, thus have added new images to the Polish Editions page.
(Dec 12, 2012)
Finished the overall link cleanup, mostly fixing things on the 'media watch' pages. Also added an Underworld Editions page, and added things to the Libra editions.
(Dec 11, 2012)
Located a video of DeLillo reading bits from Mao II, at a previously unnoted event on January 19, 2011.
(Dec 5, 2012)
I've been doing some work across the site to reformat the look just a bit, and while I'm at it, have been trying to clean up some of the many broken links. One page that got extensive updates to links was the Cosmopolis Media page, but it's not the only one. Work is still ongoing.
(Dec 3, 2012)
Exclusive - a new translation of a DeLillo interview from 2005 which ran in the French magazine Panic: listed on the Interviews page. Thanks to Noel King!
(Nov 15, 2012)
Updated the Events page with reports and pictures on several recent Events.
(Nov 6, 2012)
Updated the Events page with an event held last night in Chicago, where DeLillo appeared at the Harold Washington Library center for a reading and conversation with Donna Seaman of Booklist. Link to a recording available on the Events page.
(Oct 19, 2012)
Added a new DeLillo interview which ran in the Chicago Tribune, see the Interviews page.
(Oct 15, 2012)
Updated the Events page for two upcoming DeLillo appearances in NYC.
(Oct 14, 2012)
Updated the Events page for the premiere of Cosmopolis, with a nice shot of DeLillo and cast on the red carpet.
(May 29, 2012)
Two updates: A production of DeLillo's The Word for Snow will be up in London in mid-July, see the Events page for details. Also there's a new DeLillo interview which ran in Italy, focused on Cosmopolis, see the Interviews page.
(May 15, 2012)
Two updates: A longer two minute trailer for Cronenberg's Cosmopolis film is now out; see the Cosmopolis film page for a link. Also DeLillo will be in Chicago in October to receive an award; more details on the Events page.
(Apr 19, 2012)
Three updates on the Events page: new link to the trailer for Cronenberg's Cosmopolis with commentary, and DeLillo's "The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories" was runner-up for the 2012 PEN/Faulkner award, and a newly found video of the reading and interview in Prague in April 2011 (thanks to Josh), and finally a future listing for the DeLillo Conference coming up in April.
(Mar 27, 2012)
Two updates: The trailer and premiere date for Cronenberg's Cosmopolis film are now out. Also DeLillo's "The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories" was runner-up for the 2012 Story Prize; more details on the Events page and the Cosmopolis film page.
(Mar 24, 2012)
Just noting that DeLillo's "The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories" was nominated for the 2012 PEN/Faulkner award; more details on the Events page.
(Mar 5, 2012)
A couple updates on the Events page, for the March 21 Story Prize event in NYC, and audio of the November reading with Paul Auster. Also a new brief interview from Granta. Updated the page for The Angel Esmeralda with some new review links as well as news about the Story Prize.
(Jan 16, 2012)
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