Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award and the PEN / Malamud Award, and has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Her books include We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, Carthage, A Book of American Martyrs and Hazards of Time Travel. She is Professor of Humanities at Princeton University.
'Even within the wild and tangled menagerie that comprises our
literary landscape, Joyce Carol Oates is a startling creature,
possessed of a speed and talent that hints at the uncanny ... The
Corn Maiden provides further confirmation of a unique writer's
restless, preternatural brilliance' Guardian.
'For horror stories to be truly horrific, the reader has to care. Oates feels this deeply in her writing and delivers with style' Independent on Sunday.
'Oates has a talent for creating suspense and surprise, while apparently withholding nothing' The Times.
'Oates unerringly manages to unsettle the reader, preying deftly and mercilessly on our deepest anxieties' Metro.