Joyce Carol Oates Talks About Her Life of Writing
A conversation with American author Joyce Carol Oates about her five decades of writing novels, short stories, poetry, plays and essays.
Maureen Cavanaugh: Next to a dictionary definition of prolific writers there should be a picture of Joyce Carol Oats. Since 1964, she has written more than 40 novels, along with dozens of novellas, short stories and plays. And her work displays an astonishing array of styles from mysteries to fantasy to non-fiction and poetry .
Joyce Carol Oats is the winner of numerous awards, including the coveted National Book Award.
Her most recent work includes "Wild Nights," stories that document the last days and nights of writers like Edgar Allen Poe and Ernest Hemingway, and also a novel, "My Sister My Love" based on the real-life unsolved murder of 6-year old Jon-Benet Ramsey.
Joyce Carol Oates, renowned American writer who's most recent works include "Wild Nights!," "My Sister, My Love" and "High Lonesome," a collection of short stories. Oates is a professor of creative writing at Princeton University and is a National Book Award winner.