Lovely, Dark, Deep, Joyce Carol Oates’s story collection from 2014 was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in fiction.
Michael Krasny interviews Joyce Carol Oates about her novel The Sacrifice for KQED’s Forum. Identity politics suggests that we can only write about existing inside our own skin; the existentials […]
Tavis Smiley talks with Joyce Carol Oates about her novel The Sacrifice and race in America, introducing her as “one of the best writers America has ever produced.” See the video interview […]
All writers “write across difference,” Joyce Carol Oates points out in the New York Times in response to Roxane Gay’s condescending review of The Sacrifce. To the Editor: I am perplexed […]
Joyce Carol Oates reviews The Whites, by Richard Price writing as Harry Brandt. As the sonnet was the quintessential form of the Elizabethan poet, packing distilled and dazzling language into […]
In Dreams from the Witch House: Female Voices of Lovecraftian Horror the most intuitive dreamers have been assembled to give us glimpses into these ancient terrors and their whispered warnings. […]
Read JCO’s take on classics and contemporaries, from William Shakespeare to Stephen King, as well as her view of the short story, the gothic & grotesque, American literary culture, and […]
Elaine Showalter reports on JCO’s Princeton retirement celebration: Joyce Carol Oates was celebrated Nov. 7 as she retires from the Princeton University Creative Writing Program after 36 years. It was a gala day […]
Joyce Carol Oates delivered the Robert B. Silvers lecture at the New York Public Library entitled “Is the Uninspired Life Worth Living?”, about inspiration and obsession. “Inspiration is an elusive term. […]
Songwriter and Novelist Ben Arthur wrote and recorded a song answering a poem by Joyce Carol Oates: “Too Young to Marry but Not Too Young to Die.” Arthur and Oates both performed […]
Disadvantage of novelists in politically charged times—a sympathy for diverse points of view will get you in serious trouble. @JoyceCarolOates on Twitter
David Rutledge’s article “Distaste: Joyce Carol Oates and Food” closes the 2014 issue of Bearing Witness: Joyce Carol Oates Studies, which began publishing in July of this year. In many […]
Independent filmmakers Brandon Nease and Jackson Wickham plan to turn Joyce Carol Oates’s short story “Mark of Satan” into a short film, and you can help make this happen.
New York Times columnist Frank Bruni interviews Joyce Carol Oates about the twitter-ruckus over JCO’s tweets asking if sexual harassment of women in Egypt was related to Islam. “She just tweeted, and isn’t sure why a format seemingly designed for uncensored, spontaneous, imprecise musings, not nuanced manifestoes, should become grist for such outrage.” It’s a little surprising to me that […]
Assembling a story collection is very like structuring a novel: stories are “chapters” in a (subterranean? atmospheric? oblique) narrative. As the first sentence or paragraph in a novel is a […]