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Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates, Ben Arthur, Ted Leo Answer To Joe's Pub

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 06.30.2016 | Arts
Courtney M. Soliday

JOE'S PUB, NEW YORK - On June 27th, Joyce Carol Oates, Ben Arthur and Ted Leo hit the stage for the one-night-only engagement, "Joyce Carol Oates: Ans...

A 10th Anniversary Diamond for Ageless Books

Kim Michele Richardson | Posted 05.26.2016 | Books
Kim Michele Richardson

A diamond list of magnificent literary works celebrating their 10th Anniversary this year.

5 Hot Books: New Joyce Carol Oates, the Armenian Genocide, and an EMT's Wild Rides

The National Book Review | Posted 01.19.2016 | Books
The National Book Review

Five books people are talking about this week -- or should be.

8 Famous Authors On The First Book They Ever Loved

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 08.06.2015 | Arts

What does it mean to love a book? Should it be relatable? Beautiful? Must you share common interests? Is it not just as exciting to curl up with one y...

Joyce Carol Oates Trolls The Entire Internet

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 06.11.2015 | Arts

Joyce Carol Oates, one of the nation's most accomplished living authors, just pranked the entire Twitter-verse. On Tuesday, Oates retweeted an ima...

Ultimate Fighting

Francis Levy | Posted 11.25.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

Prize fighting is a metaphor for life. At least it's one of the metaphors and it's probably the metaphoric quality that accounts for its popularity. T...

Madison Madness

Rob Taub | Posted 11.22.2014 | Sports
Rob Taub

Football in Madison creates a shared connection between generations that began for me on the plane ride from LaGuardia airport and continued as I checked in to my hotel.

Joyce Carol Oates On Teaching Writing To Prisoners

Lidia Jean Kott | Posted 11.22.2014 | Books
Lidia Jean Kott

Writer Joyce Carol Oates tends to veer away from the lighthearted. She's a Princeton professor, the author of more than 70 books, the recipient of the...

The Writing Practice: Methodology and Camaraderie

Melanie Bishop | Posted 10.26.2014 | Books
Melanie Bishop

As for methods of getting work done, it's not that complicated. You can write, for hours and hours without stopping, even to eat, or you can write with breaks.

Hello, Haters!

Roz Warren | Posted 09.02.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Good writers welcome constructive criticism from readers. Give online readers a comments section and they'll often give you useful feedback, sharing i...

Joyce Carol Oates On Her Literary Hero

Posted 08.10.2014 | Books

Brief Interviews is a new series in which writers discuss language, literature, and a handful of Proustian personality questions. Joyce Carol Oates...

Hamptons Journal: Laurie Anderson Talks Dirt and Other Riffs

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.19.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

On a field of lights, on a stage bare except for a podium, a big chair, and a neon rectangle that could have been a James Turrell design, Laurie Ander...

10 Writing Tips From Joyce Carol Oates

Posted 07.18.2013 | Books

Joyce Carol Oates is one of our favorite writers and writing personalities. A prolific tweeter, the 75 year old today put out 10 pieces of great advic...

Conversations With Women Who Miss Their Mothers

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 07.01.2013 | Women
Elizabeth Benedict

This Mother's Day, I'm steeped in the subject of missing mothers. I've found myself in many private conversations, and a growing public conversation, about how we cope (or don't cope) when mothers are gone, whether they've passed away or are lost to dementia.

Choose Your Intellectual Role Model

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 08.26.2012 | Education
Nick Kolakowski

For aspiring intellectuals, a role model proves all the pondering and toil can (against all odds) end in recognition, validation, and triumph.

The Book We're Talking About: 'Mudwoman' by Joyce Carol Oates

Posted 04.02.2012 | Books

"Mudwoman" by Joyce Carol Oates HarperCollins, $26.95 Published March 20, 2012 What is it about? Meredith Ruth (M.R.) Neukirchen is the first ...

Joyce Carol Oates: Where I Like To Read

Joyce Carol Oates | Posted 05.23.2012 | Books
Joyce Carol Oates

I read in a perfectly normal, conventional place -- curled up on a sofa in our living room, beneath a light, with my little gray cat Cherie purring and sleeping beside me, if I'm lucky.

Literature As Legacy: Writing Across The Generational Divide

Laura Paull | Posted 04.25.2012 | San Francisco
Laura Paull

Literature as a creator of dialogues that deepen and explore the dynamic between different generations is a theme of a multi-day event at the San Francisco Jewish Community Center his weekend, through Tuesday, Feb. 28.

Writers' Valentines to Their Mentors

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 04.14.2012 | Books
Elizabeth Benedict

Several years ago, I unleashed a whole lot of gratitude and love in a group of wonderful writers

The Fastest Writers Ever Give You Advice for NaNoWriMo

Posted 01.07.2012 | Books

From Flavorwire Yesterday marked the kickoff of National Novel-Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo), the online project that challenges participants to wr...

What Is It Actually Like To Sell A Novel?

themillions.com | Posted 09.06.2011 | Books

"We're closing in on a deal," my agent told me on the phone. "I'm just turning him upside-down now and shaking him for loose change."...

Literary Divas You Can’t Help But Love

flavorwire.com | Posted 08.22.2011 | Books

There are divas and there are their lesser-known male counterparts, divos; the thing that unites them is their willingness to make demands and to do w...

Free eBook Of The Day

eBookNewser | Dianna Dilworth on June 13, 2011 1:39 PM | Posted 08.13.2011 | Books

To promote its new video game Rock Star Games teamed up with Mullhollad Books to put out a collection of short stories called L.A. Noire last week....

The Decline Of The Pseudonym

salon.com | Carmela Ciuraru | Posted 08.13.2011 | Books

At its most basic level, a pseudonym is a prank. Yet the motives that lead writers to assume an alias are infinitely complex, sometimes mysterious eve...

Required Reading: Devastatingly Sad Books

flavorwire.com | Posted 07.12.2011 | Books

We’re the first to admit that, sometimes, the best cure for a hard week, a long day or just a rainy weekend is a really sad book....