Author E.L. Doctorow has a new novel out from Random House called Andrew’s Brain.
“Speaking from an unknown place and to an unknown interlocutor, Andrew is thinking, Andrew is talking, Andrew is telling the story of his life, his loves, and the tragedies that have led him to this place and point in time,” explains the book’s description. “And as he confesses, peeling back the layers of his strange story, we are led to question what we know about truth and memory, brain and mind, personality and fate, about one another and ourselves. Written with psychological depth and great lyrical precision, this suspenseful and groundbreaking novel delivers a voice for our times—funny, probing, skeptical, mischievous, profound.”
We caught up with Doctorow at The National Book Awards ceremony where he was honored with the 2013 Distinguished Contribution to American Letters award, and he gave us advice for young writers. “Read,” he told us. “If you want to write books, read books. If you want to write for the movies, watch movies.” Follow this link to read more, and check out this link to read about Doctorow’s moving speech at the awards ceremony.