Joyce Carol Oates, Author

“The Writer’s (Secret) Life: Rejection, Woundedness, and Inspiration”
Avenali Lecture
Photo of Joyce Carol Oates.
Thursday, Feb 10, 2011 | 6:00 pm
Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
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United States

Author Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Humanities Medal, the National Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys and Blonde (a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize), and the New York Times bestsellers The Falls and The Gravedigger’s Daughter. Oates is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978.