Don DeLillo

16 ΜΑR 2016
Main Stage
One of the most influential authors of the last thirty years returns to Greece for one night only for a conversation with the journalist and author Elias Maglinis.
Free admission
Don DeLillo, one of the most influential authors of the last thirty years, returns to Greece -an old stamping ground of his- for a conversation with the journalist and author Elias Maglinis.

A powerful dissector of the paranoia of our era, of power relations overt and covert, of collective fears and individual obsessions, author of a number of exceptional psychological-political novels includig Libra, Underworld, White Noise and Cosmopolis (which David Cronenberg recently made into a film), Don DeLillo is rightfully considered one of the greatest living American writers.

After a stint as a copywriter at a Madison Avenue advertising agency (his time there coincided with TV’s Mad Men), DeLillo dedicated himself to prose writing, spurred on in large part by the great “American tragedy”—his term for the assassination of President Kennedy. He would go on to analyze the famous amateur footage of the shooting in later works which posit the dark power of the image in contemporary culture and call into question in subversive and disturbing fashion a good deal that we take to be fact or just plain common sense.

Don DeLillo was born in the Bronx, New York, in 1936. He has published novels, short stories and plays. He is the first American to have won the Jerusalem Prize (1999), which was awarded for the totality of his work. Other important honours include: A National Book Award for the novel White Noise, the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for Mao II, and the Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters for Underworld, which the jury considered the most distinguished American novel of 1995-2000. His books are published in Greek by Estia and Hatzinikolis publications.

Don DeLillo’s books will be available for sale at the OCC’s foyer by Hestia Publishing House and Evripidis International Bookstore (in Greek and English). After the event, Don DeLillo will sign books.

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