Don DeLillo

Don DeLillo

Don DeLillo is a client of The Wallace Literary Agency, a division of Robin Straus Agency, Inc. 

He is the acclaimed author of seventeen novels and three plays. In 2015, he was granted the lifetime achievement award from the National Book Foundation.  He has also won the National Book Award, the Jerusalem Prize, the Irish Times International Fiction Prize, the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for lifetime achievement in American literature and, the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His most recent book Zero K was published by Scribner in 2016. 

News

January 15, 2021: White Noise by Don DeLillo, the influential, stunning, prescient novel and winner of the National Book Award in 1985, has been optioned for development by A24 (Uncut Gems, The Fairwell, Lady Bird). Writer-director Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story, The Squid and the Whale) to adapt and direct as a feature film with Uri Singer producing. Greta Gerwig and Adam Driver are slated to star. Rights were sold by Amy Schiffman at Echo Lake Management acting on behalf of Robin Straus of Robin Straus Agency, Inc.

Books

Zero K

Zero K

A New York Times bestseller, “DeLillo’s haunting new novel, Zero K—his most persuasive since his astonishing 1997 masterpiece, Underworld” (The New York Times), is a meditation on death and an embrace of life.

Jeffrey Lockhart’s father, Ross, is a billionaire in his sixties, with a younger wife, Artis Martineau, whose health is failing. Ross is the primary investor in a remote and secret compound where death is exquisitely controlled and bodies are preserved until a future time when biomedical advances and new technologies can return them to a life of transcendent promise. Jeff joins Ross and Artis at the compound to say “an uncertain farewell” to her as she surrenders her body... 
(Scribner, May 2016)




The Silence

The Silence

From one of the most dazzling and essential voices in American fiction, a timely and compelling novel set in the near future about five people gathered together in a Manhattan apartment, in the midst of a catastrophic event.

It is Super Bowl Sunday in the year 2022. Five people, dinner, an apartment on the east side of Manhattan. The retired physics professor and her husband and her former student waiting for the couple who will join them from what becomes a dramatic flight from Paris. The conversation ranges from a survey telescope in North-central Chile to a favorite brand of bourbon to Einstein’s 1912 Manuscript on the Special Theory of Relativity.

Then something happens and the digital connections that have transformed our lives are severed.

What follows is a dazzling and profoundly moving conversation about what makes us human. Never has the art of fiction been such an immediate guide to our navigation of a bewildering world. Never have DeLillo's prescience, imagination, and language been more illuminating and essential.

"Mysterious...Unexpectedly touching...[DeLillo offers] consolation simply by enacting so well the mystery and awe of the real world."--Joshua Ferris, The New York Times Book Review

"Brilliant and astonishing…a masterpiece…manages to renew DeLillo’s longstanding obsessions while also striking deeply and swiftly at the reader’s emotions…The effect is transcendent."--Charles Finch, Chicago Tribune

"Daring... provocative... exquisite...captures the swelling fears of our age."--Ron Charles, The Washington Post

(Scribner, October 2020)