FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2005 file photo, National Book Award finalist E.L. Doctorow poses for photos before the award ceremonies in New York. According to his son Richard Doctorow, the "Ragtime" author died Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in a New York hospital from complications related to lung cancer. He was 84. Doctorow reimagined the American past and applied its lessons to the present and future. Published in 1975, "Ragtime" was later made into a film featuring James Cagney and a Broadway musical. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams, File)
E.L. Doctorow, der har skrevet bøger som "Ragtime" og "The March" er død af lungekræft, oplyser familien.