An Evening with Joyce Carol Oates -SOLD OUT!
Who: Award-winning novelist, Joyce Carol Oates.
What: Discussing and signing her new novel, The Accursed.
When: Friday, 15 March 2013 at 7 PM. -- This event is SOLD OUT. We are happy to add you to the waiting list. We can also arrange to have a book signed for you.
Where: Rakestraw Books.
How Much: Free. Reservations are essential. We will begin accepting reservations on Thursday, 15 February 2013. Each reservation may admit up to two people. You will be able to make reservations by calling the shop at (925) 837-7337.
Why You Should Care: "[The Accursed] is in addition to being a thrilling tale in the best gothic tradition, a lesson in master craftsmanship...The story sprawls, reaches, demands, tears, and shrieks in homage to the traditional gothic, yet with fresh, surprising twists and turns... Oates has given us a brilliantly crafted work ." --Publishers Weekly (starred review).
Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Award, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, and the National Humanities Medal, our government's highest civilian honor for the arts. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, which was nominated for the National Book Award, and the New York Times bestseller The Falls, which won the 2005 Prix Femina. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978. In 2003 she received the Commonwealth Award for Distinguished Service in Literature, and in 2006 she received the Chicago Tribune Lifetime Achievement Award. She is the 2010 recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award. Joyce Carol Oates lives in Princeton, New Jersey.
It is a tremendous honor for Rakestraw Books to host such an extraordinary writer. Please join us for this remarkable evening.