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“Montreal’s annual Blue Metropolis literary festival is luring American novelist Joyce Carol Oates in 2012 by honouring her with the International Literary Grand Prix.
The $10,000 award recognizes a lifetime of literary achievement by an internationally acclaimed writer. Oates’ win was announced Tuesday in Montreal by festival president William St-Hilaire.
Oates published her first novel in 1963 and has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize three times – for Black Water, What I Lived For and Blonde. She has often been a controversial voice, exploring themes of violence, class tension and sexual abuse in contemporary America……”