In fact, the Pulitzer Prize Jury felt that them was the “best novel of 1969” and unanimously recommended that the award be given to Oates. Nonetheless, the Pulitzer Prize Board voted to give the award to Jean Stafford instead.
Lovely, Dark, Deep, Joyce Carol Oates’s story collection from 2014 was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in fiction.
Full Lists of Awards & Honors: Awards for Individual Works Works in Award Anthologies Career Awards Recent Awards & Honors 2018 Pushcart Prize: “Undocumented Alien” Bilbao BBK Ja! Prize Best American Poetry […]
2017 Bilbao BBK Ja! Prize The International Festival of Literature and Art with Humour, Ja! Bilbao is a cultural event that aims to highlight the importance of humour -understood in […]
The Best American Essays 2016: “The Lost Sister: An Elegy” 2000: “They All Just Went Away” : (The Best American Essays of the Century) 1999: “After Amnesia” 1996: “They All […]
American Academy of Arts and Letters, Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award For that work of fiction published during the preceding twelve months, which, although not a commercial success, is […]
Joyce Carol Oates’s novel “My Sister, My Love” wins France’s Grand Prix de l’Héroïne “Madame Figaro.”
Joyce Carol Oates’s novel Little Bird of Heaven is one of the ten finalists for the 2011 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. She has had nine previous novels on the […]
Not to be outdone by Italy, France shows its respect for JCO with two new awards. The first is the Prix Bel Ami where JCO’s novel After the Wreck, I Picked Myself Up, Spread My Wings, and Flew Away wins in the young adult category. The second is the Lucien Barrière Literary Award given to Blonde, which will be awarded at the Deauville […]
Joyce Carol Oates’s story collection Wild Nights! is among the finalists for the 2008 Shirley Jackson Award. Other finalists in the “collection” category include A Better Angel, Chris Adrian; Dangerous Laughter, Steven […]
When she was a junior at Syracuse University, JCO entered her short story “In the Old World” in the Mademoiselle College Fiction Competition. The story was selected as co-winner of the competition (two winners each year) and was published in the August 1959 issue.
Ace anthologist Ellen Datlow—called “the premiere horror editor of her generation” by Publisher’s Weekly—has announced in her blog the contents of the The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror 2008 which will include Joyce Carol Oates’s story “Valentine, July Heat Wave.” The story was first published in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and later collected in The Museum of Dr. Moses: Tales […]