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June 15 – 19, 2023
Taobuk Taormina International Book Festival

Taormina, Italy (Sicily)
JCO to be awarded the Taobuk Award for Literary Excellence

Photo: New Hampshire Public Radio


  1. Dear Ms Oates – I would like to share – and I wonder – in your novel ” Blondes” which was so disturbingly – on mark – most likely – I still find myself unsettled – regarding the visuals – projected on page – as it regards the scene – by – John F. Kennedy – the president – and his treatment of Marilyn Monroe – Dear Norma Jean – and the subsequent treatment of her by his bodyguard – as well – I was so moved by this book in particular – I wish it could have been different for her –

    Thank You Ms Oates – I love reading your books. You are simply amazing –

    F. Imperial

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  2. I just finished Ms. Oates Master Class. I did not want it to end, she shines so brightly and has taken me on a bit of journey as I explore my potential to write. What a stunner you are Joyce Carol Oates. Such style, expertise and lovely in every sense of the word. I am definitely a fan and winding my way through your writings. Thank you! dkt


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