Delillo New YorkerThis bibliography draws upon the research of earlier DeLillo bibliographies, especially: Curt Gardner and Phil Nel, “Don DeLillo: An Annotated Bibliography,” Don DeLillo’s America; Tom LeClair, “Bibliography,” In the Loop: Don DeLillo and the Systems Novel (University of Illinois Press, 1987), pp. 237-40; Douglas Keesey, “Selected Bibliography,” Don DeLillo (Twayne, 1993), pp. 221-24. This bibliography was compiled by Mark Osteen, June 10th, 1999. It was last revised by Karim Daanoune on  December 25th, 2022. [If a bibliographical entry is missing, do not hesitate  to contact Karim Daanoune:]


Americana. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1971. Rev. Ed. New York: Penguin, 1989.

End Zone. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1972. New York: Penguin, 1986.

Great Jones Street. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1973. New York: Vintage, 1989.

Ratner’s Star. New York: Knopf, 1976.

Players. New York: Knopf, 1977.

Running Dog. New York: Knopf, 1978.

Amazons. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1980. [Pseudonymous Novel co-written with Sue Buck; published under the name Cleo Birdwell]

The Names. New York: Knopf, 1982.

White Noise. New York: Viking, 1985. Scholarly Ed. Text and Criticism (Viking Critical Library), Edited by Mark Osteen. Viking, 1998. Reprint Ed. Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century. Penguin, 1999. Note: this 1999 Penguin reprint has different pagination than the other editions (1986 Penguin paperback, and Viking Critical edition both follow the original hardcover pagination).

Libra. New York: Viking, 1988. Reprint (with a new introduction by the author), New York, Penguin Books, 2006.

Mao II. New York: Viking, 1991.

Underworld. New York: Scribner, 1997.

The Body Artist. New York: Scribner, 2001.

Cosmopolis. New York: Scribner, 2003.

Falling Man. New York: Scribner, 2007.

Point Omega. New York: Scribner, 2010.

The Angel Esmerelda: Nine Stories. New York: Scribner, 2011.

Zero K. New York: Scribner, 2016.

The Silence. New York: Scribner, 2020.

Don DeLillo: Three Novels of the 1980s (The Names, White Noise, Libra). Edited by Mark Osteen. Libraby of America, 2022. [1100 pages]


The Engineer of Moonlight. Cornell Review 5 (Winter 1979): 21-47.

The Day Room. New York: Knopf, 1987. Rpt. Viking/Penguin, 1989.

“The Rapture of the Athlete Assumed into Heaven.” The Quarterly 15 (1990): [pages]. Rpt. South Atlantic Quarterly 91 (1992): 241-2. Rpt. After Yesterday’s Crash: The Avant-Pop Anthology. Ed. Larry McCaffery. New York: Penguin, 1995. 88-89.

Valparaiso. New York: Scribner, 1999.

The Mystery at the Middle of Ordinary Life. Zoetrope: All-Story 4.4 (Winter 2000): 70. Rpt. Harper’s Jan. 2001: 37. Rpt. South Atlantic Quarterly 99.2/3 (2000): 601-603.

Love-Lies-Bleeding. New York: Scribner, 2006.

The Word for Snow  (with photographs by Richard Prince). New York: Karma and Glenn Horowitz, 2014.


Game 6. Dir. Michael Hoffman. Perf. Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Griffin Dunne, Bebe Neuwirth, Catherine O’Hara, Tom Aldredge, Ari Graynor, Roger Rees. Serenade Films/Shadowcatcher Entertainment, 2005. Premiered at Sundance Film Festival, January 2005.


“The River Jordan.” Epoch 10.2 (Winter 1960): 105-20.”Take the ‘A’ Train.” Epoch 12.1 (Spring 1962): 9-25. Rpt. in Stories from Epoch. Ed. Baxter Hathaway. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1966. 22-39.

“Spaghetti and Meatballs.” Epoch 14:3 (Spring 1965): 244-50.

“Coming Sun. Mon. Tues.” Kenyon Review 28 (1966): 391-4.

“Baghdad Towers West.” Epoch 17 (1968): 195-217.

“The Uniforms.” Carolina Quarterly 22:1 (Winter 1970): 4-11. Rpt. in Cutting Edges: Young American Fiction for the ’70s. Ed. Jack Hicks. New York: Holt, Rinehart, Winston, 1973. 451-59.

“In the Men’s Room of the Sixteenth Century.” Esquire Dec. 1971: 174-77, 243, 246. Rpt. in The Secret Life of Our Times. Ed. Gordon Lish. New York: Doubleday, 1973. 67-79.

“Creation.” Antaeus 33 (1979): 32-46.

Human Moments in World War III.” Esquire July 1983: 118-26. Rpt. in Great Esquire Fiction: The Finest Stories from the First Fifty Years. Ed. L. Rust Hills. New York: Penguin, 1983. 572-86.

The Runner.” Harper’s Sept. 1988: 61-63.

“The Ivory Acrobat.” Granta 25 (Autumn 1988): 199-212.

Baader-Meinhof.New Yorker 1 April 2002: 78-82.

Midnight in Dostoevsky.” The New Yorker 30 Nov. 2009: 68-77.

Hammer and Sickle.” Harper’s Dec. 2010: 63-74.

“The Starveling.” Granta 117 (2011), 66-70.

“Sine Cosine Tangent.” The New Yorker 14 Feb. 2016.

“The Itch.” The New Yorker. 31 July 2017.


“The Network.” On the Job: Fiction About Work by Contemporary American Writers. Edited by William O’Rourke. New York: Vintage, 1977. 288-303. Compare Americana, Chapter 2. The copyright notices thank Houghton Mifflin for the “Selection from pages 13-30 of Americana.””Game Plan.” New Yorker 27 Nov. 1971: 44-47. Compare End Zone, Part Two (the description of the big game against West Centrex Biotechnical Institute).

“from End Zone.” Works In Progress 6 (1972): 97-120. Published by the Literary Guild of America, contains the first seven chapters of End Zone.

“Pop, Pop, Hit Those People.” Sports Illustrated 17 Apr. 1972: 86-102. Compare End Zone, chapers 1-4 (with the exception of the line — “‘You son of a bitch,’ Fallon said.”), chapter 6, most of 7, most of 8.

“The Bucky Wunderlick Story.” Atlantic May 1973: 56-58, 61-62, 67-69, 71-72. Compare Great Jones Street, the “Superslick Mind-Contracting Media Kit” section and chapter 10.

“Showdown at Great Hole.” Esquire June 1976: 108-10, 134-36, 138. Rpt. in All Our Secrets Are the Same: New Fiction from Esquire. Ed. Gordon Lish. New York: W. W. Norton, 1977. Compare Ratner’s Star, first three paragraphs and Chapter 10 (“Opposites”).

“Players.” Esquire Apr. 1977: 103-104, 122, 126, 128, 130, 132. Compare Players, Part One (pp. 13-93) and “The Motel.”

“Walkmen.” Vanity Fair Aug. 1984: 74-77, 108-110. Compare White Noise, Chapter 37.

“from White Noise.” Storming the Reality Studio: A Casebook of Cyberpunk and Postmodern Science Fiction. Ed. Larry McCaffery. Duke University Press, 1991. 63-64. The “most photographed barn in America” section of White Noise.

“A Visit from Dr. Bazelon.” Harper’s Sept. 1986: 28-32. Compare The Day Room.

“Oswald in the Lone Star State.” Esquire July 1988: 52-60. Compare Libra, the chapter “In Dallas” and pp. 269-290 (Viking). Includes a few short quotations from DeLillo in little side boxes, such as: “There’s something poignant about men sitting in a room looking at extremely amateurish footage of a horrible event and trying to extract truth from it.”

“The Lone Gunman Theory.” Esquire Sept. 1988: 218-30. Compare Libra, the chapter “17 April,” the chapter “26 April” and pp. 378, 445.

At Yankee Stadium.” Granta 34 (Autumn 1990): 211-24. Compare Mao II, the “At Yankee Stadium” section.

“Shooting Bill Gray.” Esquire Jan. 1991: 92-96. Compare Mao II, Part One, Chapter 3.

“Tompkins Square.” Harper’s May 1991: 44-48. Compare Mao II, pp. 149-152 (Viking), beginning with “She came upon this park” and ending with “mutter of dreaming souls.”

Pafko At The Wall (Novella). Harper’s Oct. 1992: 35-70. Repr. Scribner, 2001. Compare Underworld, 11-60.

“The Angel Esmeralda.” Esquire May 1994: 100-109. Reprinted in Best American Short Stories, 1995, ed. Jane Smiley, with Katrina Kenison. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995. 263-83. Compare Underworld, 237-51; 810-24.

“Videotape.” Antaeus 75/76 (Autumn 1994): 55-59. Compare Underworld, 155-60.

“The Black and White Ball.” The New Yorker 23 & 30 Dec. 1996: 80-89. Compare Underworld, 555-65.

“Sputnik.” The New Yorker 8 Sept. 1997: 76-79. Compare Underworld, 513-21.

“The Border of Fallen Bodies.” Esquire April 2003: 124-27. Compare Cosmopolis, 170-78.

Still Life.” The New Yorker 9 Apr. 2007. From Falling Man.

Plexiglass.” Harper’s Apr. 2016. From Zero K.

“Time to Destination.” Harper’s  Oct. 2020. From The Silence.


White Noise. Read by John Glover. 2 Audiocassettes. Penguin/HighBridge Audio, 1991. Libra. Performed by Stephen Lang. 2 Audiocassettes. HarperAudio, 1990.

Libra. Read by Michael Prichard. Available on CD. Books on Tape, Inc., 2000.

Mao II. Read by Stockard Channing. 2 Audiocassettes. Penguin/HighBridge Audio, 1991.

Underworld. Performed by Dennis Boutsikaris. 6 Audiocassettes. Simon & Schuster Audioworks, 1997.

The Body Artist. Read by Laurie Anderson. Available on cassette or CD. Simon & Schuster Audioworks, 2001.

Cosmopolis. Read by Will Patton. Available on cassette or CD. Simon & Schuster Audioworks, 2003.

Falling Man. Read by John Slattery. Available on CD. Simon & Schuster Audioworks, 2007.

Point Omega. read by Campbell Scott. Available on CD. Simon & Schuster Audioworks, 2010.

The Angel Esmerelda: Nine Stories. Read by Michael Cerveris. Available on CD. Simon & Schuster Audioworks, 2011.

Zero K. Read by Thomas Sadoski. Available on CD. Simon & Schuster Audioworks, 2016.


“Notes Toward a Definitive Meditation (By Someone Else) on the Novel ‘Americana.'” Epoch 21.3 (Spring 1972): 327-29.”Total Loss Weekend.” Sports Illustrated 27 Nov. 1972: 98-120.

“Notes on ‘The Uniforms.'” Cutting Edges: Young American Fiction for the ’70s. Ed. Jack Hicks. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1973. 532-33.

“American Blood: A Journey through the Labyrinth of Dallas and JFK.” Rolling Stone 8 Dec. 1983: 21-2, 24, 27-8, 74.

“Silhouette City: Hitler, Manson and the Millenium.” Dimensions 4.3 (1988): 29-34. Reprinted in the Viking Critical Edition of White Noise.

“Rushdie Novel Stirs Passions East and West; Answer to the Cardinal.” Co-written with (or at least co-signed by) Mary Gordon, Andrew Greeley, John Guare, Maureen Howard, Garry Wills. New York Times 26 Feb. 1989. Sec. 4: 22.

“Salman Rushdie Defense Pamphlet.” Co-written with Paul Auster. New York: Rushdie Defense Committee USA. 14 February 1994.

“WHITE NOISE: A Letter from DeLillo.” Letter to Jon Jackson. 23 Oct. 1995.

Letter to Jonathan Franzen. Included in Franzen, Jonathan. “Perchance to Dream.” Harper’s Apr. 1996: 54.

Notes on “The Angel Esmeralda.” The Best American Short Stories 1995. Ed. Jane Smiley with Katrina Kenison. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1995. 338.

“Fitzgerald: the Movie.” F. Scott Fitzgerald at 100: Centenary Tributes by American Writers. Quill & Brush, 1996. Repr. in the “Articles by Don DeLillo” section (scroll down) of Curt Gardner’s Don DeLillo’s America.

“The Artist Naked in a Cage.” The New Yorker 26 May 1997: 6-7

The Power of History.” New York Times Magazine 7 Sept. 1997: 60-63.

“Looking for Valparaiso.” American Repertory Theater website. Harvard University. 2 Nov. 1998.

“A History of the Writer Alone in a Room.” The Jerusalem Prize for the Freedom of the Individual in Society. The Jerusalem International Book Fair, June 1999. Jerusalem: Caspit Press, 1999. 13-18. Excerpt repr. in the “Articles by Don DeLillo” section of Curt Gardner’s Don DeLillo’s America.

“Finding the Dark Heart.” Steppenwolf at 25: A Photographic Celebration of an Actor’s Theater. Ed. Victor Skrebneski. Naperville, Ill.: Sourcebooks, Inc., Sept 2000.

“The Fictional Man.” Novel History: Historians and Novelists Confront America’s Past (and Each Other). Ed. Mark C. Carnes. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2001. 91-92.

In the Ruins of the Future: Reflections on terror and loss in the shadow of September.” Harper’s Dec. 2001: 33-40. Repr. The Guardian (Manchester), 22 Dec. 2001.

“That Day in Rome: Movies and Memory.” The New Yorker 20 Oct. 2003: 76-78.

“Female Nude by Louise Nevelson, 1932.” The Paris Review 167 (Fall 2003): 108-109.

On William GaddisConjunctions 41 (Fall 2003).

Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?: Forum Oswald: Myth, Mystery, and Meaning.” Frontline Nov. 2003. Don DeLillo, Edward J. Epstein, and Gerald Posner respond to questions about Oswald. DeLillo’s comments rpt. in Harper’s Feb. 2004: 32-34.

JFK’S Assassination.” Co-signed with Anthony Summers, Elias Demetracopoulos, G. Robert Blakey, Gerald Posner, Jefferson Morley, Jim Hougan, Jim Lesar, John McAdams, John Newman, Norman Mailer, Paul Hoch, Richard Whalen, and Robbyn Swann Summers. New York Review of Books 18 Dec. 2003.

Letter to Jonathan Safran Foer. Included in Foer, Jonathan Safran. “Emptiness.” Playboy Jan. 2004: 150. Repr. in the “DeLillo on Writing” section of Curt Gardner’s Don DeLillo’s America.

Letter to Gary Adelman. Included in Adelman, Gary. “Beckett’s Readers: A Commentary and Symposium.” Michigan Quarterly Review 43.1 (Winter 2004): 55. Repr. in the “DeLillo on Writing” section of Curt Gardner’s Don DeLillo’s America.

Counterpoint: Three movies, a book, and an old photograph.” Grand Street 73 (Spring 2004): 36-53.

Note on Thomas Pynchon, in “Pynchon From A to V.” Bookforum Summer 2005: 30.

Blocked.” Co-signed with Anthony Summers, Don DeLillo, Elias Demetracopoulos, G. Robert Blakey, Gerald Posner, Jefferson Morley, Jim Lesar, John McAdams, John Newman, Norman Mailer, Paul Hoch, Richard Whalen, Robbyn Swan, Scott Armstrong, Vincent Bugliosi. New York Review of Books 11 Aug. 2005.

Woman in the Distance.” Black Clock 4 (2005): 56-59. Repr. The Guardian 1 Nov. 2008.


Don DeLillo: The Word, the Image and the Gun. BBC. Broadcast 27 Sept. 1991. Dir: Kim Evans.


Alter, Alexandra. “Don DeLillo Deconstructed.” The Wall Street Journal 29 Jan 2010.

Amend, Christoph & Georg Diez. “I Don’t Know America Anymore.” Die Zeit (11 Oct 2007).

Arensberg, Ann. “Seven Seconds: An Interview.” Vogue Aug. 1988: 337-9, 390.Begley, Adam. “Don DeLillo: The Art of Fiction CXXXV [Interview].” Paris Review 35:128 (Fall 1993): 274-306.

Artus, Hubert. “DeLillo : ‘La bonne littérature se construit contre le pouvoir’.” Rue 89 (1 Nov 2010) [in French].

Binelli, Mark. “Intensity of a Plot.” Guernica 17 July 2007.

Block, Melissa. “Falling Man Maps Emotional Aftermath of Sept. 11“, NPR “All Things Considered” (20 June 2007).

Bou, Stéphane & Jean-Baptiste Thoret.  “A Conversation with Don DeLillo: Has Terrorism Become the World’s Main Plot? ” (French interview translated back to English by Noel King, with assistance from John Frow and David Saunders). Panic #1 (November 2005): 90-95.

Burn, Gordon. “Wired Up and Whacked Out.” Sunday Times Magazine (London) 25 Aug. 1991: 36-39.

Caesar, Ed. ” Don DeLillo: A writer like no other.” The Sunday Times (21 Feb 2010).

Champlin, Charles. “The Heart Is a Lonely Craftsman.” Los Angeles Times “Calendar,” 29 July 1984: 7.

Chénetier, Marc, and François Happe. “Intervista a Don DeLillo.” Nuova Corrente 52 (2005): 357-372 [in Spanish].

Connolly, Kevin. “An Interview with Don DeLillo.” The Brick Reader. Eds. Linda Spalding and Michael Ondaatje. Toronto: Coach House P, 1991. 260-69.

DeCurtis, Anthony. “Matters of Fact and Fiction.” Rolling Stone 17 Nov. 1988: 113-22, 164. Longer version published as “An Outsider in This Society.” South Atlantic Quarterly 89 (1990): 280-319, and in Lentricchia, Introducing Don DeLillo.

DePietro, Thomas, ed. Conversations with Don DeLillo. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2005. Includes interviews by Arensberg, Begley, Connolly, DeCurtis, Harris, Howard, LeClair, Nadotti, Passaro, and Mervyn Rothstein, among others.

DePietro, Thomas. “Don DeLillo. A Conversation with Thomas DePietro.” Barnes & Nobles Review Feb 1 2010.

Desalm, Brigitte. “Masses, Power and the Elegance of Sentences“, Translated friom German by Tilo Zimmerman. Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger (27 octobre 1992), Translation of “Masse, Macht und die Eleganz der Saetze” (5 Jan 2010).

Harris, Robert R. “A Talk with Don DeLillo.” New York Times Book Review 10 Oct. 1982: 26.

Henning, Peter. “Vielleicht sehe ich einiges klarer und früher als andere“, Frankfurter Rundschau No. 271 (20 Nov 2003), 28-29 (interview re-translated back into English by Julia Apitzsch).

Heron, Kim. “Haunted by his Book.” New York Times Book Review 24 July 1988: 23.

Howard, Gerald. “The American Strangeness: An Interview with Don DeLillo.” Hungry Mind Review 43 (Fall 1997): 13-16.

Huy, Minh Tran. “Don DeLillo : ‘Nous vivons une époque dangereuse.'” Madame Le Figaro (17 March 2013) [in French].

Inskeep, Steve. “DeLillo’s Man In The Desert, Up Against The Wall“, NPR “Morning Edition” (7 February 2010).

James, Caryn. “I Never Set Out to Write an Apocalyptic Novel.” New York Times Book Review 13 Jan. 1985: 31.

Kamp, David. “DeLillo’s Home Run.” Vanity Fair Sept. 1997: 202-04.

Kaprièlan, Nelly. “Don DeLillo : ‘je n’en sais pas plus que le lecteur.‘” » Les Inrockuptibles 26 Aug 2010 [in French].

Kaprièlan, Nelly. “Don DeLillo: un écrivain visionaire au bout du fil.Les Inrockuptibles 5 April 2021 [in French].

Kellogg, Carolyn. “Q&A: A Rare Interview with Don DeLillo, one of the Titans of American Fiction“. Los Angeles Times 29 April 2016.

LeClair, Tom. “An Interview With Don DeLillo.” Contemporary Literature 23 (1982): 19-31. Rpt. in Tom LeClair and Larry McCaffery, eds. Anything Can Happen. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 1983. 79-90.

Marchand, Philip. “Being Reclusive Means Never Having to Tell Your Story.” Toronto Star 27 June 1991, B7.

Marchese David. “We All Live in Don DeLillo’s World. He’s Confused by it Too.The New York Times, 11 October 2020.

McAuliffe, Jody. “Interview with Don DeLillo.” South Atlantic Quarterly 99.2/3 (2000): 609-615.

Moss, Maria. “‘Writing as a Deeper form of Concentration’: An Interview with Don DeLillo.Sources 6 (Spring 1999): 82-97.

Nadotti, Maria. “An Interview with Don DeLillo.” Salmagundi 100 (Fall 1993): 86-97.

Nance, Kevin. “Living in dangerous times.” The Chicago Tribune 12 October 2012.

Naughtie, James. “Reading by and interview with Don DeLillo at Hay Festival“. Hay on Wye, Wales, UK. 27 May 2003.

Osen, Diane (Ed.). « Don DeLillo », The Book That Changed My Life: Interviews with National Book Award Winners and Finalists, Introduction by Neil Baldwin, New York, Random House, 2002. 12-21.

Passaro, Vince. “Dangerous Don DeLillo.” New York Times Magazine 19 May 1991: 34-36, 38, 76-77.

Rabalais, Kevin. “A Man in a Room: An Interview with Don DeLillo.” New Orleans Review 38.1 (2012): 110-114.

Raz, Guy. “In Don DeLillo’s ‘Angel,’ Stories of America Alone.” NPR “All Things Considered” (14 Nov 2011)

Remnick, David. “Exile on Main Street.” The New Yorker 15 Sept. 1997: 42-48.

Singer, Dale. “Take Five: Don’t call Don DeLillo’s fiction “postmodern.”  The St. Louis Beacon 17 Sept. 2010.


Don DeLillo’s America. Ed. Curt Gardner. Feb. 1996-present. Contains much useful information on DeLillo’s novels and on critical studies of his works. For a more complete listing of interviews and profiles, readers are encouraged to consult the bibliography compiled by Curt Gardner and Philip Nel on this Website.The Don DeLillo Society. Ed. Philip Nel. May 1999-present. The DDS website Includes bibliographies of DeLillo’s works and critical works, information about events sponsored by the Don DeLillo Society, and news about DeLillo-related publications.


Don DeLillo Papers. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center. University of Texas at Austin. Includes papers from 1959 to 2011. Papers arrived Feb. 2004, and on-line finding aid appeared by July 2004. Resarchers should read the “Using the Collections” page and the “Policies Fees and Forms” page.


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