Don DeLillo is the author of fifteen novels, one story collection, and three stage plays. In 1985, DeLillo’s reputation as one of America’s most important novelists and chroniclers of recent and contemporary culture was established with the publication of his novel, White Noise. The book’s combination of satire, social commentary, and dystopian anxieties are hallmarks of DeLillo’s highly respected writing, further acclaimed in novels like Libra, Mao II, Underworld, and his newest, Zero K. DeLillo has won many honors in this country and abroad, most recently the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.
Rachel Kushner is the author of The Flamethrowers and Telex From Cuba, both finalists for the National Book Award. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Paris Review, The Believer, Artforum, and Bookforum. She is the recipient of a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship.