JOYCE CAROL OATES -- novelist, essayist, critic, poet, playwright, teacher, and short story writer -- is one of the preeminent literary figures and social critics of the twentieth century. Her honors include an NEA grant, a Guggenheim fellowship, the PEN/Malamud Lifetime Achievement Award, and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Lifetime Achievement in American Literature. She is also a member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. The Falls is her most recent novel.
The Best American Short Stories 1979by Joyce Carol Oates
Short stories by A. Sanford, Lyn Coffin, Mary Hedin, Rolf Yngve, Sean Virgo, Paul Bowles, Saul Bellow, Maxine Kumin, Jean Thompson, Louis D. Rubin, Peter Lasalle, Robley Wilson, Herbert Wilner, Isaac B. Singer, Alice Munro, Rosellen Brown, William Styron, Bernard Malamud, Kaatjie Hurlbut, Ruth McLaughlin, Shannon Ravenel, Donald Barthelme, Flannery O'Connor, Joyce Carol Oates, Silvia Tennenbaum, Jayne Anne Philips, and Lynne Sharon Schwartz.
Meet the Author
- Princeton, New Jersey
- Date of Birth:
- June 16, 1938
- Place of Birth:
- Lockport, New York
- B.A., Syracuse University, 1960; M.A., University of Wisconsin, 1961
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