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Joyce Carol Oates is an American writer.

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Oates published her first book in 1963.

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Since then published 58 novels, plays and novellas, short stories, poetry, and non-fiction.

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In 1961 she married Raymond J. Smith.

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She taught English at the University of Detroit, University of Windsor and Princeton University.

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Oates’s novels encompass a variety of historical settings and literary genres.

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Her books blend a realistic treatment of everyday life with horrific depictions of violence.

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