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Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates was born on June 16, 1938 in Lockport, New York, USA. She is a writer, known for Vengeance: A Love Story (2017), Smooth Talk (1985) and Creme Noir (2017). She was previously married to Charles Gross and Raymond Smith. See full bio »

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Known For

Smooth Talk Writer
Creme Noir Writer
Double Lover Writer


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 2021 Blonde (novel) (post-production)
 2019/I The Follower (Short) (based on short story by)
 2017 Creme Noir (based on short story by)
 2017 Creme Noir: Part II (Short) (writer)
 2017 Double Lover (freely adapted from the novel "Lives of the Twins")
 2017 Vengeance: A Love Story (based upon the Novel " Rape: A Love Story" by)
 2011 The Gathering Squall (Short) (based on story by)
 2010/I Zombie (Short) (novella)
 2009/I Fire (Short) (story)
 2006 Small Avalanches (Short) (short story)
 2003 Small Avalanches (Short) (story "Small Avalanches")
 2002 I peina (Short) (novel "Zombie")
 2002 We Were the Mulvaneys (TV Movie) (novel)
 2001 Blonde (TV Mini-Series) (book - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... (book)
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... (book)
 1999 Getting to Know You (stories from Heat)
 1998 Waxwing (Short) (story)
 1996 Foxfire (novel)
 1991 Norman and the Killer (Short) (story)
 1991 Lies of the Twins (TV Movie) (novel "Lives of the Twins" - as Rosamond Smith)
 1985 Smooth Talk (story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been")
 1976 In the Region of Ice (Short) (short story)
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Other Works:

Her play, "Procedure," was performed in a Ten Minute Plays (Humana Festival) production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky with Margarette Robinson (A); Stacey Leigh Ivey (B) and James Wright Jr (Body) in the cast. William McNulty was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 13 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Lauren Kelly | Rosamond Smith


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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Personal Quote:

[on spirit] How reluctant the world is to grant complexity in reluctant we all are. Though knowing ourselves mysterious, subtle, complex, self-contradictory. See more »


Was considered by many to be a front-runner for the 2005 Nobel Prize in Literature, along with Margaret Atwood and poet Adonis. The prize ultimately went to playwright Harold Pinter. See more »

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