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Joyce Carol Oates, "A Widow's Story"

In conversation with Michael Silverblatt
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Episode Summary

An intimate work by one of America's great writers chronicles the unexpected death of her husband of forty-eight years and its wrenching, surprising aftermath.

Participant(s) Bio

Joyce Carol Oates has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, (nominated for the National Book Award ), and The Falls. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award and the National Book Award. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University.

Michael Silverblatt is the host of KCRW's half-hour radio show Bookworm, where he introduces listeners to new and emerging authors along with writers of renown. He created Bookworm for KCRW-FM in 1989. The complete Bookworm archive can be heard at