Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 7pm, Music Building, $20
O Y C E A R O L A T E S
with Leonard Lopate
is the National Book Award-winning author of the novels them, We Were the Mulvaneys, Foxfire, Black Water, Blonde, The Falls, The Accursed, Carthage, and The Sacrifice, the collections of stories High Lonesome: New and Selected Stories 1966-2006 and Lovely, Dark, Deep, as well as the memoirs A Widow’s Story and The Lost Landscape: A Writer’s Coming of Age, which is forthcoming in the fall of 2015. The Detroit Free Press has said of Ms. Oates’s work: “…people will be reading [it] a century from now, the way we read Dickens and Henry James, not only for its perfect evocation of time and place, but for its timeless grace and clarity.” John Updike, writing in The New Yorker, has described the work of Ms. Oates as “a storm of experience whose reality we cannot doubt, a fusion of fact and feeling, vision and circumstance, which holds together, and holds us to it through our terror and dismay.” The New York Times Book Review has said: “What keeps us coming back to Oates…is her uncanny gift of making the page a window with something happening on the other side that we’d swear was life itself.” The Seattle Times has said: “No living writer gets closer to the intense emotions of both mundane and extraordinary situations as well as Oates.” The Washington Post Book World has said: “ [Oates is] one of America’s finest realistic novelists.” The Nation has described Ms. Oates as “one of the great artistic forces of our time.”
In addition to reading from her work, Ms. Oates will be interviewed by Leonard Lopate.
photo of Joyce Carol Oates: Michel Springler