Joyce Carol Oates was born in Lockport, New York.
Oates graduated from Williamsville South High School.
Oates graduated from Syracuse University as valedictorian with a degree in English.
Oates' began teaching in Beaumont, Texas.
Oates' married Raymond J. Smith.
Oates received her Master's Degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison.
She taught at the University of Detroit.
Oates' first book was a collection of short stories, By the North Gate, published.
Oates' first novel was published: titled With Shuddering Fall
Oates' short story, Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?, was dedicated to Bob Dylan.
She won an O. Henry Award for "In the Region of Ice."
Oates' began teaching at the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada.
She won a National Book Award for Fiction for "them"
Oates' won a second O. Henry Award for "The Dead.
Oates' and her husband founded a literary magazine called "The Ontario Review," where she was the associate editor.
Oates' began teaching at Princeton University in New Jersey.
Oates' and her husband founded a publishing house called Ontario Review Books.
Oates' worte many novels under the name Rosamond Smith.
She won a PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Art of the Short Story.
She won a Bram Stoker Award for Novel for "Zombie."
Oates' wrote a few novels using the name Lauren Kelly.
Oates' husband died from comlications with pneumonia.
Oates' married Charles Gross, who was a professor at Pronceton University.