Joyce Carol Oates is an award-winning American writer who first gained recognition with the release of her first novelWith Shuddering Fall in 1964. She went on to release several novels, including 1969's them, 1992's Black Water and
She is the daughter of Carolina and Frederic James Oates. She has two younger siblings: a brother named Fred Jr. and an autistic sister named Lynn
Ann. She was married to author Raymond J. Smith from 1961 until his death in 2008. Her second marriage was to Charles Gross in 2009.
Throughout her career, she has won several prestigious awards, including multiple O. Henry Awards and the prestigious Stone Award for Lifetime
Literary Achievement in 2012.
In 1956, she became the first person in her family to graduate from high school.
Although she was raised a Catholic, she later became an atheist.
She is an avid runner.
Anyone who teaches knows that you don't really experience a text until you've taught it, in loving detail, with an intelligent and responsive class.Joyce Carol Oates
As a teacher at Princeton, I'm surrounded by people who work hard so I just make good use of my time. And I don't really think of it as work - writing a novel, in one sense, is a problem-solving exercise.Joyce Carol Oates
Boxing has become America's tragic theater.Joyce Carol Oates
Boxing is a celebration of the lost religion of masculinity all the more trenchant for its being lost.Joyce Carol Oates
I could never take the idea of religion very seriously.Joyce Carol Oates
If food is poetry, is not poetry also food?Joyce Carol Oates
If you are a writer you locate yourself behind a wall of silence and no matter what you are doing, driving a car or walking or doing housework you can still be writing, because you have that space.Joyce Carol Oates
In love there are two things - bodies and words.Joyce Carol Oates
It seems disingenuous to ask a writer why she, or he, is writing about a violent subject when the world and history are filled with violence.Joyce Carol Oates
Obviously the imagination is fueled by emotions beyond the control of the conscious mind.Joyce Carol Oates
Probably nothing serious or worthwhile can be accomplished without one's willingness to be alone for sustained periods of time, which is not to say that one must live alone, obsessively.Joyce Carol Oates
To be Jewish is to be specifically identified with a history. And if you're not aware of that when you're a child, the whole tradition is lost.Joyce Carol Oates
Yes, I've listened to just a few audiobooks - but hope to listen to more. I've wanted to investigate how my own books sound in this format and find the experience of listening, and not reading, quite fascinating.Joyce Carol Oates
Joyce Carol Oates
is a famous American novelist,
who was born on
June 16, 1938. As a person born on this date, Joyce Carol Oates is listed in our database as the 18th
most popular celebrity for the day (June 16) and the 40th most popular for the year (1938).
People born on June 16
fall under the Zodiac sign of Gemini, the Twins.
Joyce Carol Oates is the 643rd most popular Gemini.
Aside from information specific to Joyce Carol Oates' birthday, Joyce Carol Oates is the 4149th most famous American.
In general, Joyce Carol Oates ranks as the 7650th
most popular famous person, and the 216th most popular author / writer / novelist / playwright of all time.
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