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June 16: Celebrate the birth of author, Joyce Carole Oates
Date: 6/16/2016 7:58 AM

Joyce "When people say there is too much violence in my books, what they are saying is there is too much reality in life."

Today we celebrate the birth of author, Joyce Carole Oates; born on this date in 1938.

Known for her tremendous productivity—she writes for five hours every morning and a few hours every evening—Oates has over 40 novels, numerous volumes of poems and short stories, and a number of plays to her credit. In 2015 alone, she published two novels ( The Sacrifice and Jack of Spades) and a memoir. Already this year, she has published one novel and a collection of short stories. Oates also worked for more than 30 years as a professor of creative writing at Princeton University.

Among her many honors, Oates has been the recipient of a National Book Award, a National Humanities Medal, two O Henry Awards and three Bram Stoker Awards; she has also twice been nominated for the Pullitzer Prize.

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