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Joyce Carol Oates
Joyce Carol Oates
Author and professor of humanities and creative writing at Princeton University


Past Presentations: Chicago Tribune Literary Prize (2006); Joyce Carol Oates on The Falls (2004)



Joyce Carol Oates has written many bestsellers, including We Were the Mulvaneys (1996) and Blonde (2000), which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and the  National Book Award. Her other novels include American Appetites (1989); Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart (1990); Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang (1993); Black Girl/White Girl (2006); and My Sister, My Love (2008). She is the Roger S. Berlind ’52 Professor of the Humanities and Professor of Creative Writing in the Peter B. Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978. She appeared at the Chicago Humanities Festival following the publication of The Falls in 2004 and received the Chicago Tribune Literary Prize at the Festival in 2006.


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