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Edgar Doctorow

Novelist, Producer
6 January 1931 to 21 July 2015

An American novelist who penned mainly American historical novels, Doctorow’s works were adapted for the screen for Welcome to Hard Times (1967), Ragtime (1981), Billy Bathgate (1991) and Jolene (2008). He wrote the screenplay and produced Sidney Lumet’s Daniel (1983), based on one of his novels.

Read Edgar Doctorow's Guardian obituary here