Joyce Carol Oates

Novelist, Author

1938 –

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Who is Joyce Carol Oates?

Joyce Carol Oates is an American author. Oates published her first book in 1963 and has since published over forty novels, as well as a number of plays and novellas, and many volumes of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction. She has won many awards for her writing, including the National Book Award, for her novel them, two O. Henry Awards, and the National Humanities Medal. Her novels Black Water, What I Lived For, and Blonde were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

Oates has taught at Princeton University since 1978 and is currently the Roger S. Berlind '52 Professor in the Humanities with the Program in Creative Writing. She expects to teach her last Princeton writing seminar in the fall of 2014, and to formally retire from teaching the following July.

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Born
Jun 16, 1938
Lockport
Also known as
  • Rosamond Smith
  • Lauren Kelly
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Religion
  • Atheism
Ethnicity
  • White American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Syracuse University
  • Rice University
Employment
  • Princeton University

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on July 23, 2013

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