American novelist, short story writer, playwright, screenwriter and essayist.
Born in New York City, DeLillo’s works have covered subjects as diverse as television, sports, the complexities of language, performance art, mathematics, the digital age, the Cold War, politics, economics, nuclear war and global terrorism. In 1985 the publication of White Noise brought him widespread recognition and won the National Book Award for fiction and was followed in 1988 by the bestseller, Libra. DeLillo has twice been a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction finalist, for Mao II in 1992 and for Underworld in 1998). He won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Mao II in 1992, won the 1999 Jerusalem Prize, was granted the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction in 2010, and won the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction in 2013.
Don DeLillo was shortlisted for The Man Booker International Prize in 2007.