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Joyce Carol Oates

1938 - Today

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Joyce Carol Oates (born June 16, 1938) is an American writer. Oates published her first book in 1963, and has since published 58 novels, a number of plays and novellas, and many volumes of short stories, poetry, and non-fiction. Her novels Black Water (1992), What I Lived For (1994), and Blonde (2000), and her short story collections The Wheel of Love (1970) and Lovely, Dark, Deep: Stories (2014) were each finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. She has won many awards for her writing, including the National Book Award, for her novel them (1969), two O. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joyce Carol Oates has received more than 2,217,012 page views. Her biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia. Joyce Carol Oates is the 1,347th most popular writer (down from 1,176th in 2019), the 1,693rd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,362nd in 2019) and the 161st most popular American Writer.

Joyce Carol Oates is most famous for her novels. She has written over 50 novels and short story collections.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Joyce Carol Oates ranks 1,347 out of 5,755Before her are Chūya Nakahara, Aleksis Kivi, Thomas Moore, Nikolaus Lenau, Hartmann von Aue, and Jakob Wassermann. After her are Radoje Domanović, William Styron, Stig Dagerman, Ka'b ibn al-Ashraf, Samuel R. Delany, and Daniel Pennac.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1938, Joyce Carol Oates ranks 91Before her are Leiji Matsumoto, Enrico Macias, Roland Topor, Jerry West, Olga Szabó-Orbán, and Giuliano Amato. After her are Tom Regan, Fela Kuti, Juliet Anderson, Josef Koudelka, Taha Yassin Ramadan, and Leonardo Boff.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joyce Carol Oates ranks 1,693 out of 18,182Before her are Sol LeWitt (1928), Edward C. Prescott (1940), John Sculley (1939), Lou Gehrig (1903), Caroline Kennedy (1957), and Eric Carr (1950). After her are Chris Evans (1981), William Styron (1925), Richard Serra (1939), John Backus (1924), Charles Mingus (1922), and Samuel R. Delany (1942).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Joyce Carol Oates ranks 161Before her are Robin Hobb (1952), James Baldwin (1924), Henry Steel Olcott (1832), Robert Sheckley (1928), Don DeLillo (1936), and Robert Bloch (1917). After her are William Styron (1925), Samuel R. Delany (1942), James Oliver Curwood (1878), Edward Albee (1928), Norman Mailer (1923), and Diana Gabaldon (1952).

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