Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Medal of Humanities, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award, and the 2019 Jerusalem Prize, and has been several times nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. 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 New York Times bestseller The Falls, which won the 2005 Prix Femina. 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.
"...when tackling Wild Nights!...I found myself not only enthralled but transported." -- Washington Times"Our most industrious writer back at the anvil, making her usual unholy racket, while simultaneously throwing off sporadic sparks of unalloyed brilliance." -- Kirkus Reviews"...an imaginative, impressive work that spotlights yet another side of Oates' prodigious talent." -- St. Louis Post-Dispatch
You can't go wrong with any of Oates's short fiction, but you shouldn't miss this exceptional collection, ably narrated by Mark Deakins, which includes the imaginative, creepy accounts of the final days of five American authors, slyly paying homage to them by emulating their styles. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.