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Highly Acclaimed Author Joyce Carol Oates Will Give a Reading at Bard College on Monday, October 3

Darren O'Sullivan

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—Joyce Carol Oates, one of the country's most influential authors of fiction and essays, winner of the National Book Award, and author of We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, and A Widow’s Story, will read from her recent book, Sourland, at Bard College on Monday, October 3. The New York Times said that Sourland “could be used as a master class in the art of pure suspenseful storytelling.” Oates will be introduced by novelist and Bard literature professor Bradford Morrow. The reading, presented as part of Morrow’s Innovative Contemporary Fiction Reading Series, takes place at 4 p.m. in Olin Auditorium. It is free and open to the public; no reservations are required.

Joyce Carol Oates is the author of more than 50 novels. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys and Blonde (a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize), and the New York Times bestsellers The Falls (winner of the 2005 Prix Femina Etranger) and The Gravedigger’s Daughter. Her many literary awards include the National Book Award, PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, O. Henry Prize for continued achievement in the short story, and the Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement. She is the Roger S. Berlind ’52 Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978. She received the Common Wealth Award for Distinguished Service in Literature in 2003, the Chicago Tribune Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006, and the National Humanities Medal in 2010.

For more information about this event or to be placed on the Innovative Contemporary Fiction Reading Series e-mail list, contact or call 845-758-7054. 

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This event was last updated on 09-29-2011