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Joyce Carol Oates
country of citizenship: United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: University of Detroit Mercy, Rice University, Syracuse University, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Williamsville South High School
occupation: playwright, poet, novelist, essayist, autobiographer, writer, screenwriter, university teacher, professor, children's writer, author, diarist
award received: Guggenheim Fellowship, National Humanities Medal, Humanist of the Year, Prix Femina étranger, O. Henry Award, Pushcart Prize, Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement, St. Louis Literary Award, National Book Award for Fiction, Rea Award for the Short Story, Bram Stoker Award for Novel, PEN/Malamud Award, Oprah's Book Club, Helmerich Award, Common Wealth Award of Distinguished Service, grand prix de l'héroïne Madame Figaro du roman étranger, New Jersey Hall of Fame, honorary doctor of Brandeis University, honorary doctor of the Northwestern University, Prix mondial Cino Del Duca
influenced by: Charlotte Brontë, Henry James, Flannery O'Connor, H. P. Lovecraft, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, D. H. Lawrence, Doris Lessing, Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Emily Brontë, Lewis Carroll, James Joyce, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Franz Kafka
Joyce Carol Oates (born June 16, 1938) is an American writer. Oates published her first book in 1963, and has since published 58 novels, a number of plays and novellas, and many volumes of short stories, poetry, and non-fiction. Her novels Black Water (1992), What I Lived For (1994), and Blonde (2000), and her short story collections The Wheel of Love (1970) and Lovely, Dark, Deep: Stories (2014) were each finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. She has won many awards for her writing, including the National Book Award, for her novel them (1969), two O. Henry Awards, the National Humanities Medal, and the Jerusalem Prize (2019).
Oates taught at Princeton University from 1978 to 2014, and is the Roger S. Berlind '52 Professor Emerita in the Humanities with the Program in Creative Writing. She is a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley, where she teaches short fiction.Oates was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 2016.
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