Joyce Carol Oates

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Writer (1938)
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Relationship Timeline Of Joyce Carol Oates

1961-08-18 2008-07-08
Ex-husband : Raymond j Smith
Raymond j Smith was the first husband of Joyce Carol Oates married on 1961 and separated on 2008.
2009-08-04 2019-03-11
Ex-husband : Charles Gross
Charles Gross was the second ex-husband of Joyce Carol Oates.

Joyce Carol Oates is an American writer who has written poetry, novellas, plays, Short stories, non-fiction,  etc.

Some of her famous novels include Blackwater, What I lived for, Blonde which provided her fame in the world of arts.

Childhood of Carol

The writer of the famous Novel Blonde was born in the year 1938 on June 16 in Lockport, New York United States. She was not born in a sophisticated family as her parents were not so well-established.

She had faced many struggles since her childhood days as she grew outside the town of her parent's farmhouse.

Joyce Carol Oates
Joyce Carol James wearing glasses. Source: www.selfcare


The writer of what I Lived for was born as a third child of Carolina and Frederic James Oates. Her parents used to work on the farm of others.


Oates has three siblings Carolina Oates, Lynn Ann Oates, Fred Oates jr. She was born as the middle child of her family.

First and famous Novellas of Oates

Oates's first novel was With Shuddering Fall which was published in the year 1964 when she was 26 years old.

She has written famous novels like Blackwater, What I lived for, Blonde which provided her fame in the world of arts.

Joyce Carol Oates
Joyce Carol Oates. Source: The cut

Awards and Achievements

Joyce has got many awards like the National Book Award for Fiction, Henry Award, Helmrich awards, etc.

Those are the incredible return that she got from her hard work and dedication.

Relationship Status of Oates 

The National Book Award for Fiction award winner Joyce Carol Oates was married to Raymond j Smith in the year 1961 but he died in the year 2008.

 Later on, She got married to Charles Gross was a professor at  Princeton's Department of Psychology in the year 2009.

Net Worth of Joyce

The Henry Award winner Joyce Carol Oates has a total net worth of $6 million. Her sources of earning include her profession as a successful and famous writer.

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