National Book Critics Circle Lifetime Achievement Award


Joyce Carol Oates has won the 2009 National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award.

JCO was an NBCC fiction finalist in 1992 for her novella Black Water; and a rare double-finalist in 2007 for both fiction (The Gravedigger’s Daughter) and autobiography (The Journal of Joyce Carol Oates: 1973-1982).

Previous recipients of the Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award have typically been critics (John Leonard; Leslie Fiedler), editors/publishers (Bill Henderson; James Laughlin; Barney Rosset;┬áRobert Giroux), and organizations (PEN American Center; Library of America), making JCO’s award all the more singular.

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One thought on “National Book Critics Circle Lifetime Achievement Award

  1. Congratulations Ms. Oates on winning the NBCC Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award. This is a well deserved honor.

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