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DIS MEM BER and Other Stories of Mystery and Suspense

Joyce Carol Oates is renowned for her rare ability to “illuminate the mind’s most disturbing corners” (Seattle Times). That genius is on full display in her new collection of seven […]

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A Book of American Martyrs

A Book of American Martyrs is a stunning, timely depiction of an issue hotly debated on a national stage but which makes itself felt most lastingly in communities torn apart by violence and hatred.

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Raymond J. Smith

As the editor and publisher of the distinguished literary magazine Ontario Review and of Ontario Review Press, and as the husband of novelist Joyce Carol Oates, Ray led a rich and full life devoted not only to his work and his marriage but also to numerous friends in the Princeton area and beyond.

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Bearing Witness: Joyce Carol Oates Studies

Bearing Witness: Joyce Carol Oates Studies is a peer-reviewed, open-access scholarly journal focusing on the writing of Joyce Carol Oates and related subjects, with the goal of advancing knowledge of and […]

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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

First published in Epoch, Fall 1966. Included in Prize Stories: O Henry Award Winners (1968), and The Best American Short Stories (1967). Introduction to “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” Why is “Where Are You […]

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Forthcoming Books

  See also: Recently published stories, essays, poems, and other articles by Joyce Carol Oates. Beautiful Days: Stories (stories) By Joyce Carol Oates Expected publication date: February 6, 2018 With […]

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Beautiful Days: Stories

A new collection of thirteen mesmerizing stories by American master Joyce Carol Oates, including the 2017 Pushcart Prize–winning “Undocumented Alien” In the diverse stories of Beautiful Days, Joyce Carol Oates […]

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Mr. Rooster

By Joyce Carol Oates A shortened version of “Mr. Rooster” was published in The New York Times Magazine; the full version is published in Bearing Witness: Joyce Carol Oates Studies. […]

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American Appetites

Joyce Carol Oates moves into new territory in the first novel she has written in a contemporary setting since Solstice. American Appetites takes us into affluent, upper-class suburbia in the late American […]