Joyce Carol Oates (2008)
Literary giant Joyce Carol Oates has published over forty novels as well as several bookcases full of poetry, short stories, plays, essays and incisive criticism. She's been nominated for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize several times. Since 2008 she has been the Roger S. Berlind Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University's Creative Writing Program. She also looks fetching in a bucket hat.