Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates (1938-) is an American author who has published more than 50 novels, several short stories, drama and poetry. She won the National Book Award in 1969 and has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize several times. A dominant theme in her writing is the role of violence in conflicts between the sexes, classes and in the family. She also experiments with genres and has been inspired by Edgar Allan Poe in some of her horror novels. Joyce Carol Oates also writes essays and memoirs.