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Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates is one of America’s most versatile and prolific writers.  In addition to numerous novels and short story collections, she has published several volumes of poetry, several books of plays, five books of literary criticism, and the book-length essay On Boxing. Oates’s writings are often filled with visions of a highly complex America populated with presumably ordinary families who experience common yet intense emotions and relationships and who frequently encounter violence.

In 1978 she moved to Princeton, New Jersey where she continues to teach in the creative writing program at Princeton University and where she publishes a literary magazine, The Ontario Review, and operates a small press with her husband.