Don DeLillo, who has been called 'chief shaman of the paranoid school of American fiction,' is the author of works that include 'White Noise' and 'Underworld.'
We’re not sure what we’re more excited about, the nation’s newest book prize or the novelist who received it.
Dubbed the “chief shaman of the paranoid school of American fiction” by the New York Review of Books, DeLillo is known for “paint[ing] detailed portraits of American life in the late 20th and early 21st centuries,” writes Goodreads.
“Like Dostoyevsky, Don DeLillo probes deeply into the sociopolitical and moral life of his country,” Billington said in the Library of Congress’s official announcement. "Over a long and important career, he has inspired his readers with the diversity of his themes and the virtuosity of his prose.”