Posted on January 18, 2019 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Joyce Carol Oates can add another feather to her cap, with Thursday’s announcement that she has won the 2019 Jerusalem Prize.

The award goes to authors whose work evokes the freedom of the individual in society.

Oates will formally receive the honor (along with the $10,000 prize) on May 12 during the Jerusalem International Book Forum’s opening ceremony, from the city’s mayor. 

She has previously received the National Medal of the Humanities, the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Lifetime Achievement Award, the PEN/America Lifetime Achievement Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, in addition to being named a Pulitzer Prize finalist four times, according to Publishing Perspectives.

Among her most celebrated works are them, A Garden of Earthly Delights, We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, The Gravedigger's Daughter, and The Accursed.

You can read the Jerusalem Prize jurors’ comments about Oates as well as her reaction to the win on Publishing Perspectives.

Categories: Today in Books

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