AViD presents Joyce Carol Oates

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Joyce Carol Oates will speak at Central Library at 7 PM on Thursday, May 30, to discuss her new novel, Butcher (release date: May 21). Oates is one of the most prolific and revered novelists of the past 60 years, and has authored nearly 60 novels (including Blonde, them, and more), plus dozens of plays, novellas, short story and essay collections, as well as poetry and nonfiction works. She has won the National Humanities Medal, the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Life Achievement Award, is a five-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, and is the namesake for the prestigious Joyce Carol Oates Prize, awarded each year to a fiction author. Butcher uses historical documents to tell the harrowing story of a women’s asylum in the 19th century, and a terrifying doctor fueled by dangerous obsessions.