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Joyce Carol Oates Joyce Carol Oates was born in Lockport, New York in 1938. She was a voracious reader as a child, and began writing as a teenager, after being given a typewriter by her grandmother. She was the first person in her family to complete high school, and also wrote for the newspaper at her school. She studied English at Syracuse University on a scholarship and graduated as valedictorian of her class. During this time she won the Mademoiselle short fiction contest. Oates continued her education at the University of Wisconsin, Madison where she earned her Masters and met her first husband, Raymond Smith.

The couple lived in Detroit, Michigan, and she taught at the University of Detroit. These surroundings would shape her perspective and continue to inform her work.Oates published her first novel, With Shuddering Fall (1964) at the age of 26. She and Smith moved to Ontario and taught for a decade at the University of Windsor, while simultaneously producing 2-3 novels a year. She then moved to New Jersey and took a position teaching creative writing at Princeton University. There, she and her husband founded a small publishing press and a literary magazine called The Ontario Review.

Much of Oates's work is dark, and favors psychological realism. She often works in the Gothic and horror genres and has written numerous books exploring the female experience. She has also written several novellas and stage plays and many volumes of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction. Her work has won numerous literary awards, including the National Book Award. Some of her stories were also written under the pseudonyms Rosamond Smith and Lauren Kelly.

After the death of her husband, Oates eventually remarried to Charles Gross, a professor in the Psychology Department and Neuroscience Institute at Princeton. She has since retired from the faculty at Princeton, but still teaches creative writing courses at U.C. Berkeley. She has always enjoyed running, and often uses the time to work on her plots.

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Joyce Carol Oates - Partial Bibliography


Novels

  • With Shuddering Fall (1964)
  • A Garden of Earthly Delights (1967)
  • Expensive People (1968)
  • them (1969)
  • Wonderland (1971)
  • Do With Me What You Will (1973)
  • The Assassins (1975)
  • Childwold (1976)
  • Son of the Morning (1978)
  • Cybele (1979)
  • Unholy Loves (1979)
  • Bellefleur (1980)
  • Angel of Light (1981)
  • A Bloodsmoor Romance (1982)
  • Mysteries of Winterthurn (1984)
  • Solstice (1985)
  • Marya: A Life (1986)
  • You Must Remember This (1987)
  • American Appetites (1989)
  • Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart (1990)
  • Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang (1993) (the basis for the 1996 film Foxfire)
  • What I Lived For (1994)
  • Zombie (1995)
  • We Were the Mulvaneys (1996)
  • Man Crazy (1997)
  • My Heart Laid Bare (1998)
  • Broke Heart Blues (1999)
  • Blonde (2000)
  • Middle Age: A Romance (2001)
  • I'll Take You There (2002)
  • The Tattooed Girl (2003)
  • The Falls (2004)
  • Missing Mom (2005)
  • Black Girl / White Girl (2006)
  • The Gravedigger's Daughter (2007)
  • My Sister, My Love (2008)
  • Little Bird of Heaven (2009)
  • A Fair Maiden (2010)
  • Mudwoman (2012)[60]
  • Daddy Love (2013)
  • The Accursed (2013)
  • Carthage (2014)
  • Man Without a Shadow (2016)
  • A Book of American Martyrs (2017)
  • Beautiful Days (February 2018)
  • Hazards of Time Travel (November 2018)

Collections

  • The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror - 2016

Joyce Carol Oates Awards and Honors

1967 - Winner - O. Henry Award "In the Region of Ice"
1968 - Winner - M. L. Rosenthal Award, National Institute of Arts and Letters A Garden of Earthly Delights
1970 - Winner - National Book Award for Fiction - "them"
1973 - Winner - O. Henry Award "The Dead"
1990 - Winner - Rea Award for the Short Story
1996 - Winner - Bram Stoker Award for Novel Zombie
1996 - Winner - PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Art of the Short Story
2002 - Winner - Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award
2003 - Winner - Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement (The Kenyon Review)
2005 - Winner - Prix Femina Etranger The Falls
2006 - Winner - Chicago Tribune Literary Prize[43] (Chicago Tribune)
2006 - Winner - Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Mount Holyoke College
2007 - Winner - Humanist of the Year, American Humanist Association
2009 - Winner - Ivan Sandrof Award for Lifetime Achievement, NBCC
2010 - Winner - National Humanities Medal
2011 - Winner - Honorary Doctor of Arts, University of Pennsylvania
2011 - Winner - World Fantasy Award for Best Short Fiction Fossil-Figures
2012 - Winner - Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement, Oregon State University
2012 - Winner - Norman Mailer Prize, Lifetime Achievement
2013 - Winner - Bram Stoker Award for Best Fiction Collection Black Dahlia and White Rose

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