In Homer & Langley (Random House), a comic and affecting novel based on the lives of the Collyer brothers — one a blind pianist, the other a hoarder and inventor — E. L. Doctorow creates an ironic allegory of modern America.
Read an excerpt from Homer & Langley.
E.L. Doctorow passed away on July 21, 2015. This week's episode is a re-broadcast of an 2009 interview with him.
Banner image: E.L. Doctorow speaking at the Chautauqua Institution, 2008 (Pete Wright)