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President shops at bookstore on Small Business Saturday

President shops at bookstore on Small Business Saturday

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama, accompanied by his daughters, celebrated Small Business Saturday with a shopping trip to a locally owned Washington bookstore.

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Doctorow wins Chicago Trib literary prize

CHICAGO, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Author E.L. Doctorow has been named the recipient of the 2007 Chicago Tribune Literary Prize for lifetime achievement.

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UPI almanac for Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007.
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Quill Award nominees include 'The March'

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- The second U.S. Quill Award nominees include popular best sellers and literary gems such as National Book Award winner, "The March," by E.L. Doctorow.

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'Ragtime' to go on with racial slurs

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- School officials in Perry Township, Ind., said a production of the musical "Ragtime" would go on despite controversy over its content, including racial slurs.

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Today is Friday, Jan. 6, the sixth day of 2006 with 359 to follow.
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National Book Award nominees announced

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- The short list for this year's National Book Awards is dominated by historical novels and first-time nominees.

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Today is Thursday, Jan. 6, the sixth day of 2005 with 359 to follow.
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Edgar Lawrence Doctorow (born January 6, 1931, New York, New York) is an American author whose critically acclaimed and award-winning fiction ranges through his country’s social history from the Civil War to the present.

Edgar Lawrence Doctorow was born in the Borough of the Bronx, New York City, the son of second-generation Americans of Russian Jewish descent. He attended the city’s grade schools and then the Bronx High School of Science where, surrounded by mathematically gifted children, he fled to the office of the school literary magazine, Dynamo, where he published his first literary effort, The Beetle, which he describes as ”a tale of etymological self-defamation inspired by my reading of Kafka.”

Doctorow attended Kenyon College, where he studied with the poet and New Critic, John Crowe Ransom, acted in college theater productions and majored in Philosophy. After graduating with Honors in 1952 he did a year of graduate work in English Drama at Columbia University before being drafted into the army. He served with the Army of Occupation in Germany in 1954-55 as a corporal in the signal corps.

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