Françoise Pétrovitch

Vogue 2019

Joyce Carol Oates (1938)

By Françoise Pétrovitch (Chambéry, 1964)

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« What fascinates me about Joyce Carol Oates is her ability to embrace everything in an extremely abundant body of work. It's easy to get into her novels, which may seem mainstream, but the further you go, the more it bothers you and it's more complex. »

Joyce Carol Oates is a poet, playwright, novelist and essayist. Known for her novels that scrutinize America, she won the National Book Award in 1970 for her novel Them, and was twice a finalist for the Nobel Prize in Literature.