E.L. Doctorow & Ivy Meeropol (2010)

This event happened on March 15th 2010 at the Aaron and Cecile Goldman Theater of the Washington DCJCC.

Novelist E.L. Doctorow and documentary filmmaker Ivy Meeropol discuss their respective treatments of the Rosenburg affair- in which the Rosenburgs were tried and executed for allegedly sharing U.S. atomic bomb secrets with the Soviet Union - and its aftermath.

Edgar Lawrence Doctorow (January 6, 1931 – July 21, 2015) was an American novelist, editor, and professor, best known internationally for his works of historical fiction. He has been described as one of the most important American novelists of the 20th century.[citation needed]

He wrote twelve novels, three volumes of short fiction and a stage drama. They included the award-winning novels Ragtime (1975), Billy Bathgate (1989), and The March (2005). These, like many of his other works, placed fictional characters in recognizable historical contexts, with known historical figures, and often used different narrative styles. His stories were recognized for their originality and versatility, and Doctorow was praised for his audacity and imagination.

Ivy Meeropol is a director and producer of documentaries for film and television, known for Indian Point and Heir to an Execution.