Thursday’s NewsHour: Joyce Carol Oates Tells ‘A Widow’s Story’
In February 2008, 77-year-old Raymond Smith was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia. A week later he died of a secondary infection, leaving his wife, the writer Joyce Carol Oates, alone after 48 years of marriage. She’s written of her husband’s death and the aftermath in a new memoir titled A Widow’s Story.
Thursday on the NewsHour, Joyce Carol Oates, the much-honored author of more than 50 novels, numerous short-story collections, plays and essays, as well as a professor at Princeton University, talks to Jeffrey Brown about finally telling her own story.
You can find their conversation here.
Here’s Joyce Carol Oates reading an excerpt from “A Widow’s Story”: