Joyce Carol Oates has remained intensely private, until now. She has penned over 100 novels across a variety of genres throughout her award-winning prolific career and continues to publish a book plus more annually.
JCO grew up in a farm in upstate New York with her grandmother and only after her death she found out her grandmother was Jewish and fled persecution in her native Germany in the late 19th century. In 2019, she received the prestigious Jerusalem prize.
Read an article on JCO's visit to Jerusalem in Times Of Israel