NEW YORK (AP) – Don DeLillo will have something to say this fall about fear and isolation.
The 83-year-old author known for imagining disaster in â€œWhite Noise,â€ â€œEnd Zoneâ€ and other works has a novel coming in October that takes place in 2022 amid a digital shutdown in New York City. The book is called “The Silence,” Scribner announced Wednesday.
â€œI began writing the novel in 2018, long before the current pandemic,â€ DeLillo said in a statement. â€œI started with a vision of empty streets in Manhattan. The idea of the silence grew from sentence to â€¯sentence, from one chapter to the next.”
DeLillo’s other books include â€œLibra,â€ â€œUnderworldâ€ and â€œThe Names.â€ His many honors include a National Book Award and the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction.