I rarely break my blogging schedule, but today’s an exception.
Last night, E.L. Doctorow died at the age of 84. According to his son, he passed away because of complications from lung cancer.
As I’ve read through the 101 Books, I’ve noticed how rare it is to actually have a living author on the list. Doctorow, who most famously wrote Ragtime and Billy Bathgate, was one of the few. Since I created the blog almost five years ago, I only recall one other author on the list passing away–that’s Doris Lessing, who wrote The Golden Notebook. Read more