Joyce Carol Oates
In her latest novel Hazards of Time Travel (HarperCollins, 2018), Joyce Carol Oates (English) recounts the dystopian story of a young woman’s resistance against the constraints of an oppressive society. In the North American States—a bleak future dictatorship founded on sexism, racism, and violence — Adriane Strohl is punished for her provocative high-school valedictorian speech by being sent back in time. She is transported to the idyllic yet repressive midwestern town of Wainscotia, Wisconsin, as it existed in 1959.
Oates is joined by Robert Hass (English).