Joyce Carol Oates to Receive the Inaugural Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement

This coming May, Joyce Carol Oates, the celebrated author and the Roger S. Berlind ’52 Professor of the Humanities and professor of creative writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University, will receive the inaugural Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement from Oregon State University. The award honors “a major American author who has created a body of critically acclaimed work and who has been a dedicated mentor to young writers.” The award comes with a $20,000 cash prize.

Professor Oates published her first book in 1963 and has since published more than 50 novels. Her latest published book is Give Me Your Heart: Tales of Mystery and Suspense (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011). Her next novel, Mudwoman, will be published in March by Ecco Press.

Professor Oates was the valedictorian of her class at Syracuse University and earned a master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin.

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