Monday, February 13, 2012

Congratulations to Joyce Carol Oates, new New Jersey Hall of Famer

We are happy to announce that the prolific Joyce Carol Oates will be inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame on June 9th along with actors Christopher Reeve and Michael Douglas, jazz singer Sarah Vaughn, basketball Coach Bob Hurley, athlete Milt Campbell, and even Annie Oakley. "The people of our state should be proud of these individuals who have attained remarkable success through a combination of hard work and dedication. The Hall of Fame not only serves as an inspiration for young people but challenges them to pursue their dreams and strive to become the best that they can be no matter what direction their lives take them," says Governor Christie. Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 1st. Click here for more information.

Joyce Carol Oates is the author of 50 over novels, won the National Book Award for her novel them (1969), and has had three Pulitzer Prize nominated works: Black Water (1992), What I Lived For (1994), and Blonde (2000). She recently published The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares, a novella and short story collection with The Mysterious Bookshop. Congratulations JCO!

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