From the legendary literary master and winner of the National Book Award, Lovely, Dark, Deep is a collection of ten mesmerizing stories that map the eerie darkness within us all. Insightful, disturbing, imaginative, and breathtaking in their lyrical precision, the stories in Lovely, Dark, Deep display Oates's ability to make visceral the terror, hurt, and uncertainty that lurks at the edges of ordinary lives.
In conversation with Louis Bayard, a former student of Oates, who will also share what he learned from the legendary literary master. He is the author of Roosevelt's Beast, The School of Night, The Black Tower, The Pale Blue Eye and Mr. Timothy.
Joyce Carol Oates
Joyce Carol Oates is the author of many novels, including "Them," "Black Water," "We Were the Mulvaneys," and, most recently, "Little Bird of Heaven" and "A Fair Maiden." Her new story collection, "Sourland," is out in September and contains "Pumpkin Head," which originally appeared in The New Yorker. She has received the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978.