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Likely Stories : The (Other) You, by Joyce Carol Oates

I’m Jim McKeown, welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Joyce Carol Oates is an incredibly prolific author. She has published countless stories, novels, poetry, non-fiction, and more than forty short pieces, among which is her latest work, The (Other) You. Her latest collection has...
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Danielle Evans has won the 2021 Joyce Carol Oates Prize.

Danielle Evans, author of The Office of Historical Corrections and Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, has won The New Literary Project’s annual Joyce Carol Oates Prize, a $50,000 award that recognizes “a midcareer fiction writer who has earned a distinguished reputation and the approbation and gratitude of readers.” Evans will take up short-term residency at UC Berkeley during the spring semester of 2022, and take part in New Literary Project’s Bay Area events during 2021-2022.
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Danielle Evans Wins 2021 Joyce Carol Oates Prize

Danielle Evans, the author of 'The Office of Historical Corrections (Riverhead) and others, has been named 2021 Joyce Carol Oates Prize Recipient by nonprofit the New Literary Project, which was formerly the Simpson Literary Project. The Prize annually honors a mid-career author of fiction who has earned a "distinguished reputation and the widespread approbation and gratitude of readers" and recognizes "emerged and continually emerging authors of major consequence—short stories and/or novels—at the relatively middle stage of a burgeoning career." Prize winners receive a $50,000 award. Evans will take up short-term residency at University of California Berkeley during the spring Semester of 2022, and be featured in a virtual Meet the Joyce Carol Oates Prize Winner event on May 5 at 7:00 p.m. ET in conversation with Joyce Carol Oates.
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Wild Nights – A Play by Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates opens tonight’s performance by reading the Emily Dickinson poem that inspired her play:. Because the piece is performed in head-and-shoulders squares, stage directions are read throughout by the wonderful John Fitzgibbon who veritably conjures atmosphere adding immeasurably. Madelyn (Eleanor Handley) and Harold Krim (Michael Satow), having decided...
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American melancholia: "Too Young to Marry But Not Too Young to Die" by Joyce Carol Oates

Mar. 26—In the briny snow you could see the car tracks. in defiance of skin carcinomas-to-come. And you could see. The sinking would be silent, and slow. An excerpt from "Too Young to Marry But Not Too Young to Die," from American Melancholy by Joyce Carol Oates; copyright © 2021 by Ontario Review, Inc.; reprinted courtesy of Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.
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Here are the finalists for the 2021 Joyce Carol Oates Prize.

The Joyce Carol Oates Prize, which is sponsored by the Simpson Literary Project, honors a distinguished mid-career author of fiction every year. The prize comes with a $50,000 purse, and has been bestowed annually since 2017. The finalists were selected by an anonymous jury from “emerged and still emerging” authors confidentially nominated by publishers, reviewers, agents, authors, and other representatives.

Simpson Literary Project Names Bard College Writer in Residence Jenny Offill Finalist for the 2021 Joyce Carol Oates Prize

The Simpson Literary Project announced today that Bard College Writer in Residence Jenny Offill, author of Weather, has been named a finalist for the 2021 Joyce Carol Oates Prize. Offill and the three other finalists will appear, alongside Joyce Carol Oates, in a live “Meet the Finalists” event on March 30 at 8 p.m. EST. For more information, click here. The recipient of the $50,000 prize is expected to be named in late April.
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Joyce Carol Oates Thinks You Should Write Your Heart Out

Joyce Carol Oates 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, which won the 2005 Prix Femina; her most recent work is the poetry collection American Melancholy.
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Stark Bewilderment: PW talks with Joyce Carol Oates

In American Melancholy (Ecco, Feb.), Joyce Carol Oates draws on her storytelling gifts, and her personal grief, to paint an unsettling portrait of America today. “These poems explore a deep contradiction inherent in the American psyche,” PW’s starred review said. “Oates’s America is physically and psychologically distressed, but it cannot find solace ‘seeking milk, love,/ where there’s none.’ ” In an email exchange, the author discussed her first poetry collection in 25 years.