Don DeLillo is the author of sixteen novels, including Zero K, Underworld, Falling Man, White Noise, and Libra. He has won the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the Jerusalem Prize for his complete body of work, and the William Dean Howells Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2010, he was awarded the PEN/Saul Bellow Prize. The Angel Esmeralda was a finalist for the 2011 Story Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. In 2012, DeLillo received the Carl Sandburg Literary Award for his body of work.
Praise for Great Jones Street:
"Brilliant . . . deeply shocking . . . [DeLillo] looks at rock music, nihilism and urban decay."
-Diane Johnson, The New York Review of Books
"Luminous . . . finally, a novel that understands rock and roll!"
-Jon Pareles, The Village Voice
"DeLillo has the force and imagination of Thomas Pynchon or John Barth, with a sense of proportion and style which these would-be giants often lack."
"[A] wild comic [vision] of a post-'60s America as medieval hellscape."