The Joyce Carol Oates Prize was established in 2004 by Professor
Oates of Princeton University because of her strong ties
to the Western New York region and to promote her special
interest in young writers. It is an award
given annually for the best piece of creative writing
fiction by an undergraduate or graduate student
This year's winner is Alex Thayer.
Student award winners will be recognized at Department Commencement on Friday, May 16, from 3:00-5:00 in 120 Clemens.