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Oates receives Kenyon Review Award

Joyce Carol Oates , the Roger Berlind '52 Professor in the Humanities, is the recipient of the 2003 Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement.

The Kenyon Review, one of the nation's leading literary magazines, honored Oates "as an author who crosses boundaries among genre and form, giving her readers a rich, memorable library of work and earning her place among the most acclaimed writers of her generation."

The $5,000 cash award was presented by E.L. Doctorow, recipient of the 2002 Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement, at a Nov. 11 dinner in New York. The Kenyon Review Board of Trustees inaugurated the award last year to recognize authors with superlative achievement across a career and a creative spirit surpassing mere fashion or commercial appeal.

A prolific author, Oates has written novels, poetry, drama and literary criticism. She has won the Carl Sandburg Literary Award for Lifetime Achievement (2002), the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Outstanding Achievement in American Literature (1998), the PEN/Malamud Award for Achievement in the Short Story (1996), the Bram Stoker Lifetime Achievement Award in Horror Fiction (1996) and the National Book Award (1970).

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601

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