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In this April 9, 2008 file photo, author Don DeLillo speaks at "The Time of His Life: A Celebration of the Life of Norman Mailer" tribute at Carnegie Hall in New York. AP

Don DeLillo receiving honorary National Book Award

In this April 9, 2008 file photo, author Don DeLillo speaks at "The Time of His Life: A Celebration of the Life of Norman Mailer" tribute at Carnegie Hall in New York. AP
In this April 9, 2008 file photo, author Don DeLillo speaks at “The Time of His Life: A Celebration of the Life of Norman Mailer” tribute at Carnegie Hall in New York. AP

NEW YORK — Don DeLillo is receiving an honorary National Book Award for lifetime achievement.

The author of “White Noise,” ”Underworld” and other celebrated novels will receive his medal on Nov. 18 at the 66th annual awards ceremony in New York City, the National Book Foundation told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Egan will introduce DeLillo, who won the fiction award in 1985 for “White Noise.”

DeLillo, 78, is also known for the novels “Underworld,” ”Libra” and “Mao II.” TVJ