Author E.L. Doctorow presents his latest novel, inspired by the true story of New York City’s most famous pack rats — the Collyer Brothers.


  • E.L. Doctorow novelist. His many honors include a National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award, and the National Humanities Medal.


  • E.L. Doctorow on the writing process.

  • Listen 20:30

    E.L. Doctorow on finding happiness in writing.

  • Listen 27:06

    E.L. Doctorow on the difference between historical fiction and biography.

  • Listen 34:15

    E.L. Doctorow on what he reads

  • Listen 36:48

    E.L. Doctorow on reading, writing and teaching

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