Among her numerous awards, Oates is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, the PEN/Malamud Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Short Story, the Common Wealth Award for Distinguished Service in Literature, the Chicago Tribune LiteraryPrize for Lifetime Achievement, the Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement, the O. Henry Prize for Continued Achievement in the Short Story, and the National Book Award. Oates was recently honored with the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award. Her most recent books are Mudwoman: A Novel (2012); A Widows Story: A Memoir (2011); and The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares (2011).
This is a rare and wonderful opportunity to host one of the most distinguished writers of our time, Joyce Carol Oates. Her visit to campus is made possible through the generous support of the Presidents Distinguished Speaker Series.