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Joyce Carol Oates

Biography

Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of 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 (winner of the 2005 Prix Femina Etranger) and THE GRAVEDIGGER'S DAUGHTER. She 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. In 2003 she received the Common Wealth Award for Distinguished Service in Literature and The Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement, and in 2006 she received the Chicago Tribune Lifetime Achievement Award.

Joyce Carol Oates

Books by Joyce Carol Oates

by Joyce Carol Oates - Fiction, Short Stories, Suspense

Joyce Carol Oates is an unparalleled investigator of human flaws. In these eight stories, she deftly tests the bonds between damaged individuals --- a brother and sister, a teacher and student, two strangers on a subway --- in the fearless prose for which she’s become so celebrated. She confronts, one by one, the demons within us. Sometimes it’s the human who wins, and sometimes it’s the demon.

by Joyce Carol Oates - Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Now in their senior year, Merissa and Nadia need Tink more than they ever did before. They each have secrets they could share with no one but her, secrets that have become toxic and that threaten to unravel their friendship --- and themselves. Tink also had a secret, a big one, but no one knows what it was. And now she's gone. But sometimes the girls feel Tink, trying to tell them something.

by Joyce Carol Oates - Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

MUDWOMAN explores the high price of success in the life of one woman --- the first female president of a lauded Ivy League institution --- and her hold upon her self-identity in the face of personal and professional demons.

by Joyce Carol Oates - Fiction, Mystery, Short Stories, Suspense

An incomparable master storyteller in all forms, in THE CORN MAIDEN AND OTHER NIGHTMARES Joyce Carol Oates spins six imaginative tales of suspense.