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Joyce Carol Oates discusses Carthage with Isaac Fitzgerald

Acclaimed novelist Joyce Carol Oates talks with BuzzFeed Books editor Isaac Fitzgerald about her new novel Carthage.

Joyce Carol Oates has been hailed as "one of the great artistic forces of our time," and her prolific literary output has been a major contribution to contemporary literature. She visits Strand in celebration of the release of her latest novel. Carthage examines the effects of a young girl's disappearance on a small town, and the lingering shadows of the violence of war on daily life in America. A frightening and gorgeously imagined story of youthful loneliness and familial disintegration, Carthage is the latest work from one of American's greatest living writers.

Joining Joyce this evening is Isaac Fitzgerald who, in his own words, has been a firefighter, worked on a boat, and been given a sword by a king, thereby accomplishing three out of five of his childhood goals. He's written for The Bold Italic, McSweeney's, Mother Jones, and The San Francisco Chronicle. He is a co-owner of The Rumpus, co-founder of Pen & Ink, and editor at BuzzFeed Books.