American author, essayist E.L. Doctorow dies
Jul 22, 2015 5:24 AM - NEW YORK -- Writer E.L. Doctorow, who wryly reimagined the American experience in such novels as "Ragtime" and "The March" and applied its lessons to the past and future in fiction and nonfiction, has died. He was 84. His son, Richard Doctorow, confirmed he died Tuesday at a New York hospital from complications of lung cancer. He lived in New York and Sag Harbor.