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Blonde 20th Anniversary Celebration with Joyce Carol Oates, Elizabeth Winder, Patricia Bosworth, and Jonathan Santlofer

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Thursday, 7:00 pm April 16, 2020

Joyce Carol Oates’ Blonde is turning 20! The bestselling historical novel, which was nominated for a Pulitzer, reimagines the extraordinary life of Marilyn Monroe. Author Jonathan Santlofer will moderate a panel on the book’s impact with Joyce Carol Oates, Elizabeth Winder, author of Marilyn in Manhattan, and Patricia Bosworth.

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    Joyce Carol Oates

    Joyce Carol Oates

    Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Medal of Humanities, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, and has been several times nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including the national bestsellers We Were the MulvaneysBlonde, which was nominated for the National Book Award, and the New York Times bestseller The Falls, which won the 2005 Prix Femina. Her most recent novel is A Book of American Martyrs. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978.

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    Patricia Bosworth

    Patricia Bosworth

    Patricia Bosworth, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, is an award-winning journalist and bestselling biographer and memoirist. Born in San Francisco and based in New York City, she is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence and a winner of the Front Page Award. Ms. Bosworth has taught literary nonfiction at Columbia University’s School of Journalism, where she was a Senior Fellow in the National Arts Journalism Program, and at Barnard College. A longtime board member of the Actors Studio, she ran the Playwrights-Directors Unit there. She is the author of biographies of Montgomery Clift, Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, and Diane Arbus (which inspired the 2006 film Fur, starring Nicole Kidman and Robert Downey Jr.). Her first memoir, Anything Your Little Heart Desires: An American Family Story, set in the McCarthy Blacklist era, was about her father, Bartley Crum, one of the lawyers for the Hollywood Ten. Her second memoir, The Men in My Life, tells of her loves and art in 1950s Manhattan. Ms. Bosworth’s latest project is Protest Song, the story of Paul Robeson vs. J. Edgar Hoover; it will be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

  • Elizabeth Winder - The Center for Fiction

    Elizabeth Winder

    Elizabeth Winder

    Elizabeth Winder is the author of PAIN, PARTIES, WORK: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953. Her work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Antioch Review, American Letters, and other publications. She is a graduate of the College of William and Mary, and earned an MFA in creative writing from George Mason University.

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    Jonathan Santlofer

    Jonathan Santlofer

    Jonathan Santlofer is the author of 5 novels, The Death Artist, Color Blind, The Killing Art, The Murder Notebook, and Anatomy of Fear, which won the Nero Wolfe Award for best crime novel of 2009. He is co-editor, contributor and illustrator of the short story anthology, The Dark End of the Street, and the recent editor of and contributor to LA NOIRE: The Collected Stories. His short stories appear in numerous collections, including The Rich and the Dead, edited by Nelson DeMille, and the forthcoming New Jersey Noir, edited by Joyce Carol Oates. He serves on the boards of the Mystery Writers of America and the International Crime Writers of North America. He currently teaches Crime Fiction Writing in Pratt Institute’s Creative Writing program and has taught at Columbia University and The New School. Santlofer is also a visual artist and is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts grants, has been a Visiting Artist at the American Academy In Rome, the Vermont Studio Center and has served on the board of Yaddo.