By Joyce Carol Oates | Fiction | Volume 2.1, Winter 1968
JOYCE CAROL OATES published her first book in 1963 and has since published over forty novels, as well as a number of plays, novellas, and many volumes of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction. She has won the National Book Award for her novel them, two O. Henry Awards, and the National Humanities Medal. Her novels Black Water; What I Lived For; Blonde; and her short story collection Lovely, Dark, Deep: Stories were each finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. Oates has taught at Princeton University since 1978 and is currently the Roger S. Berlind ’52 Professor Emerita in the Humanities with the Program in Creative Writing.