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For Immediate Release:
Office of Public Relations
Fairleigh Dickinson University
1000 River Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
285 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
Joyce Carol Oates to Speak at FDU
On “The Writer's (Secret) Life”Teaneck, NJ (November 8, 2001) On Tuesday, December 4, Joyce Carol Oates, one of America’s most versatile and celebrated writers, will be the featured speaker at The Gene Barnett Literary Society of Fairleigh Dickinson University. Her topic is "The Writer’s (Secret) Life."
A staggeringly prolific writer, Oates’ work is insightful, incisive and never predictable. The author of many distinguished books in several genres, she has produced 34 novels, 25 collections of short stories, four novellas, eight books of poetry and seven plays. A series of suspense novels are published under her pseudonym, Rosamond Smith.
Her writing has earned much praise and many awards, including the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in short fiction, the Rosenthal Award from the American Academy-Institute of Arts and Letters and the O’Henry Prize for Continued Achievement in the Short Story. In 1999 she was nominated for the Nobel Prize for the third time. Her most recent works include "We Were The Mulvaneys" (Oprah Book of the Month), "Blonde" (nominated for National Book Award), and "Middle Age: A Romance" (2001).
A resident of Princeton, New Jersey, Ms. Oates is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University.
Ms. Oates’ lecture will begin at 8 p.m. in the Wilson Auditorium, Dickinson Hall on the Teaneck-Hackensack campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University. The program is open to the general public with tickets at $8 per person. There is no advance ticket sale and no reserved seating. All tickets will be available at the door starting at 7:30 p.m. on the night of the lecture.
For information call (201) 692-7337.