The universally acclaimed Joyce Carol Oates returns to Chicago on the heels of "A Widow's Story" (Harper Collins, publication date: Feb. 15). The author's poignant, intimate memoir about the unexpected death of Raymond Smith, her husband of forty-six years, details its wrenching, surprising aftermath. A recent recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, Oates' novels ("Blonde," "The Gravedigger's Daughter," "Little Bird of Heaven," etc.) rank among the very finest in contemporary American fiction. She will be interviewed by Julia Keller.
Oates will appear at the Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State Street, Thursday, March 31, at 6:30 p.m. Admission for this Author Talks is free with RSVP. Currently only overflow seats are available.
Location: Harold Washington Library
400 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
About Chicago Tribune's Literary Series:
Books and Literature events reach an audience seeking illumination and education in a city with a deep literary tradition. Programs include the well-established Printers Row Lit Fest, the Annual Tribune Literary Awards and the Author Talk series. Literary Editor Elizabeth Taylor or Cultural Critic Julia Keller will conduct lively discussions with authors about their new releases and beloved classics.