Joyce Carol Oates, one of America’s most notable female novelists, will be at Indiana University Northwest on Wednesday, March 9 at 7 p.m. in the Savannah Center Auditorium. Oates will read an excerpt from her 2004 novel, The Falls, and be available to sign copies of this and other works.
A controversial, prolific and versatile author, Oates has written numerous novels, short story collections, poetry volumes, plays, literary criticism and essays. She has always stood out in the crowd. This is evident with her early novel, Them, set in racially volatile 1960s Detroit. It won the 1970 National Book Award. Black Water, a narrative based on the Kennedy-Chappaquiddick scandal, garnered a Pulitzer Prize nomination. And her national bestseller, Blonde, an epic work about American icon Marilyn Monroe, became a National Book Award Finalist. We Were the Mulvaneys, published in 1996, earned the No. 1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list and the coveted Oprah Winfrey stamp of approval as one of her favorite selections.
This event is part of several highlighting Women’s History Month and is sponsored by the Diversity Programming Group of the Center for Cultural Discovery and Learning, the Women’s Studies Department and the Student Activity Board at IU Northwest. For more information, please contact (219) 980-6792.