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Prize For American Fiction Announced By Library Of Congress Don DeLillo Wins

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NEW YORK — Don DeLillo has won the first Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction.

Widely acknowledged as a master chronicler of American dread and secrecy, DeLillo was praised in a statement by the library Thursday for his narratives "into the sociopolitical and moral life" of the United States. DeLillo's novels include "Underworld," "Libra" and "White Noise."

The 76-year-old DeLillo will be presented with the award in September during the library's annual National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

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