Joyce Carol Oates


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in Lockport, New York, The United States
June 16, 1938

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Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. She is also the recipient of the 2005 Prix Femina for The Falls. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University, and she has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978. Pseudonyms ... Rosamond Smith and Lauren Kelly.
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We Were the Mulvaneys

3.73 avg rating — 95,681 ratings — published 1996 — 60 editions
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The Falls

3.59 avg rating — 10,080 ratings — published 2004 — 58 editions
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Blonde

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The Gravedigger's Daughter

3.56 avg rating — 9,901 ratings — published 2007 — 60 editions
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Foxfire: Confessions of a G...

3.79 avg rating — 7,221 ratings — published 1993 — 39 editions
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Zombie

3.34 avg rating — 8,636 ratings — published 1995 — 34 editions
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Black Water

3.54 avg rating — 7,118 ratings — published 1992 — 43 editions
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Where Are You Going, Where ...

4.19 avg rating — 5,018 ratings — published 1966 — 4 editions
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The Accursed

3.21 avg rating — 5,676 ratings — published 2013 — 31 editions
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Big Mouth and Ugly Girl

3.42 avg rating — 4,905 ratings — published 2002 — 39 editions
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“I never change, I simply become more myself.”
Joyce Carol Oates, Solstice

“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul.”
Joyce Carol Oates

“The best revenge is living well without you. ”
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