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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 and actress, known for Vengeance: A Love Story (2017), Smooth Talk (1985) and Double Lover (2017). She was previously married to Charles Gross and Raymond Smith. See full bio »

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Smooth Talk Writer
Double Lover Writer
Creme Noir Writer


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 2022/II 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 (based on "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been" by)
 1976 In the Region of Ice (Short) (short story)
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Other Works:

Essay: "Tough Guy Writers Of The 30s". 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)


Charles Gross  (his death) | See more »

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Personal Quote:

[on not having an assistant] No, I'm too shy to hire anyone. I couldn't bear the thought of it. I remember Margaret Drabble saying that it was really hard for her to hire a cleaning woman because it seemed like hiring her own mother. We're from a background where we did the cleaning ourselves. 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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