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Meet the Writers
In her varied writing, which ranges from fiction to plays to nonfiction, acclaimed author Joyce Carol Oates has a knack for exposing the darker side of America's brightest facades. In our interview, Oates reveals that she still writes all of her work in longhand. "I just didn't want to spend the rest of my life looking at a screen with electronic symbols on it," she explains. "I didn't want to stare at the screen instead of looking out the window."