E. L. Doctorow's novels include Welcome to Hard Times, The Book of Daniel, Ragtime, Loon Lake, World’s Fair, Billy Bathgate, The Waterworks, City of God, The March, and Homer & Langley. He has published two volumes of short fiction, Lives of the Poets and Sweet Land Stories and three collections of essays, the most recent of which is Creationists. His play Drinks Before Dinner was originally produced at the New York Shakespeare Festival Theater. His work has garnered three National Book Critics Circle Awards, the National Book Award, two Pen/Faulkner Awards, the Edith Wharton Citation for Fiction, the William Dean Howells medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the presidentially conferred National Humanities Medal. In 2009 he was shortlisted for the International Man Booker Prize. In April 2011 a volume of new and selected stories will be published under the title All the Time in the World. Professor Doctorow currently holds the Lewis and Loretta Glucksman Chair of English and American Letters at NYU.