Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Award
and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction.
She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our
time, including the national bestsellers We Were the
Mulvaneys, Blonde, which was nominated for the National Book
Award, and The Falls. She is the Roger S. Berlind
Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton
University and has been a member of the American Academy of
Arts and Letters since 1978. In 2003 she received the
Commonwealth Award for Distinguished Service in Literature
and the Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement, and in
2005 was honored with France's Prix Femina Award for The Falls.