Library of Congress

National Book Festival

National Book Award winner (for “them,” 1970) Joyce Carol Oates has published more than 40 novels as well as plays, short stories, novellas, poetry and nonfiction. She writes for approximately eight hours every day – in longhand. Oates has also received the PEN/Malamud Award for excellence in short fiction and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. She currently teaches at Princeton University, where she is a professor of creative writing. Her latest books are “The Man Without a Shadow: A Novel” and “The Lost Landscape: A Writer's Coming of Age” (Ecco).

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Joyce Carol Oates

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