(Online) Entre Nous: Joyce Maynard & Joyce Carol Oates
October 20 @ 19 h 30 min - 20 h 30 min
The American Library in Paris, Columbia Global Centers | Paris, and the Institute for Ideas and Imagination are pleased to present Entre Nous. At the intersection of art and academia, France and the United States, the conversation series featuring academics, authors, journalists, filmmakers, and visual artists.
Join acclaimed writers Joyce Carol Oates and Joyce Maynard–in public conversation for the first time–to mark the publication of their latest books in French, Où vivaient les gens heureux and Petit oiseaux du ciel, by Éditions Philippe Rey. They will discuss the evolution of literary trends and politics over the years and what it means to be a woman writer now. This event is dedicated to the memory of translator and editor Christiane Besse.
Joyce Maynard is a reporter, columnist, performer, as well as the author of eighteen books, including the New York Times bestselling novel, Labor Day and To Die For, Under the Influence and the memoirs, At Home in the World and The Best of Us. A fellow of the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo, Maynard published her latest novel, Count the Ways, a story of a marriage and a divorce, and the children who survived it, in July, 2021.
Joyce Carol Oates published her first book in 1963, and has since published 58 novels, a number of plays and novellas, and many volumes of short stories, poetry, and non-fiction. She has won many awards for her writing, including the National Book Award, two O. Henry Awards, the National Humanities Medal, and the Jerusalem Prize. Oates is the Roger S. Berlind ’52 Professor Emerita in the Humanities at Princeton University, where she taught for over thirty years.