Don DeLillo is the acclaimed author of fifteen novels and three plays. He has won the National Book Award, the Jerusalem Prize, the Irish Times International Fiction Prize and most recently the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for lifetime achievement in American literature.
Don DeLillo, the critically acclaimed author of novels such as Underworld, Mao II and White Noise amongst others, will receive the first Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction during the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival in September this year.
Posted By Rosanna Boscawen on Tuesday 28th Aug 2012
On White Noise
‘I never set out to write an apocalyptic novel. It’s about death on the individual level. Only Hitler is large enough and terrible enough to absorb and neutralize Jack Gladney’s obsessive fear of dying—a very common fear, but one that’s rarely talked about. Jack uses Hitler as a protective device; he wants to grasp anything he can.’