JERUSALEM (AP) — American author Joyce Carol Oates says her family's denial of its Jewish roots haunted her for decades and has shaped her into the famously prolific writer she is...
Charles Gross, husband to Joyce Carol Oates, dies at 83
NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Gross, a longtime Princeton professor of neuroscience and husband to author Joyce Carol Oates, has died. He was 83.
Joyce Carol Oates views past via future in latest novel
"Hazards of Time Travel" (Ecco), by Joyce Carol Oates
The lineup for the 2018-19 Ten Evenings series, presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures, features 10 writers, eight of whom are women. According to executive director Stephanie Flom, there was no concentrated effort to feature a predominately female lineup. But she did want to mirror the current zeitgeist.
Kinky ‘Double Lover’ delivers an impactful one-two punch
Dark, kinky and twisty with a modernist sheen, “Double Lover” delivers a delightfully messed up cavalcade of erotic hijinks. It offers everything the “Fifty Shades” trilogy promised but never delivered, with an added layer of deliberately paced anxiety.
The decline of print outlets over the past few decades has taken its toll on the short story, as well as many other types of writing.
Joyce Carol Oates finds martyrs on both sides of abortion debate in latest novel
Luther Amos Dunphy, a carpenter, takes his evangelical faith so seriously that he secretly joins the Army of God. His polar opposite is the naive Dr. Gus Voorhees, who performs abortions at an Ohio clinic.
Both men are characters in "A Book of American Martyrs," a new novel by Joyce Carol Oates.
GREENWICH — Joining the ranks of past-winners Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote and Joyce Carol Oates, 17 Greenwich High students were recognized for their exceptional art abilities by the prestigious national Scholastic Art and Writing Awards program.
Greenwich High senior Elizabeth Burnett received a national silver key award for her art portfolio, one of about 100 students in the country to win that distinction.
DANBURY - A high school senior’s poem was recognized in a national competition that has given awards to young writers including Sylvia Plath and Joyce Carol Oates, according to a release.
Anna Strosser’s poem, “Nose Dive” earned a silver medal in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, the release said.
“I’m happy that any of my poems were selected,” Strosser said in a prepared statement. “This one is imagery heavy. I’m proud of this one and happy they were able to understand it.”
GREENWICH — Sacred Heart Greenwich students collected nearly 60 Scholastic Writing Awards in 2017, more than any other school this year.
Some 58 written works by 38 middle school and seven high school students were recognized by Writopia Lab, a national creative writing nonprofit, in partnership with the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and Manhattanville College.
Book review: Oates new novel ‘provides an ultrasound of the contemporary American soul’
Joyce Carol Oates’s new novel, “A Book of American Martyrs,” arrives splattered with our country’s hot blood.
As the Republican Congress plots to cripple Planned Parenthood and the right to choose hinges on one vacant Supreme Court seat, “American Martyrs” probes all the wounds of our abortion debate.
Indeed, it’s the most relevant book of Oates’s half-century-long career, a powerful reminder that fiction can be as timely as this morning’s tweets but infinitely more illuminating.
Belafonte, Mantel among this year’s ‘Library Lions’
NEW YORK (AP) — Being named a "Library Lion" by the New York Public Library was one of Harry Belafonte's easier awards.
"I was pleasantly surprised when I learned about this," the activist and entertainer said Monday night during the library's annual gala in celebration of "exceptional men and women" in the arts and general culture. "I was trying to think of what I was going to say in my speech and was happy to hear that I didn't have to say anything."
Japanese, African, US writers among bettors’ Nobel favorites
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Scientists, peacemakers and economists have had their moment. Now it's time for a man or woman of letters to bask in Nobel glory.
The Swedish Academy will reveal the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday, capping this year's award announcements.
As in previous years, Japanese author Haruki Murakami and Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong'o top Nobel betting lists ahead of the announcement.
NEW YORK (AP) — Award-winning novelist Jonathan Franzen has an admittedly uncomfortable reason for why he doesn't expect to write a book about racial relations: He doesn't know many blacks.
In an interview that appeared last weekend on Slate.com, the author of "The Corrections" said he had few black friends and had "never been in love" with a black woman. He called his comments "an embarrassing confession."
Franzen's remarks were widely criticized, with National...