Joyce Carol Oates

Johanna Lawshea

Joyce Carol Oates has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including We Were the Mulvaneys; Blonde, which was nominated for the National Book Award; and the New York Times bestseller The Accursed.  She has published over forty novels, as well as a number of plays and novellas, and many volumes of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction. Oates is a recipient of the National Medal of Humanities, the National Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, among others. The Lost Landscape. (Ecco) is Joyce Carol Oates’ vivid chronicle of her hardscrabble childhood in rural western New York State. In this exceptionally candid, moving, and richly reflective account, Oates explores the world through the eyes of her younger self, an imaginative girl eager to tell stories about the world and the people she meets. With searing detail and an acutely perceptive eye, Oates renders her memories and emotions with exquisite precision, transporting us to a forgotten place and time—the lost landscape of her youth, reminding us of the forgotten landscapes of our own earliest lives.