Joyce Carol Oates is an American writer. Oates published her first book in 1962 and has since published over 40 novels, as well as a number of plays and novellas, and many volumes of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction. She has won many awards for her writing, including the National Book Award, for her novel them , two O. Henry Awards, and the National Humanities Medal. Her novels Black Water , What I Lived For , Blonde , and short story collections The Wheel of Love and Lovely, Dark, Deep: Stories were each finalists for the Pulitzer Prize.
Naomi Ellen Watts is an English actress and film producer. She made her screen debut in the Australian drama film For Love Alone and then appeared in the Australian television series' Hey Dad..! , Brides of Christ , Home and Away and the coming-of-age comedy-drama film Flirting . After moving to America, Watts appeared in films, including Tank Girl , Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering and Dangerous Beauty and had the lead role in the television series Sleepwalkers .
Michael Haneke is an Austrian film director and screenwriter best known for films such as Funny Games , Caché , The White Ribbon and Amour . His work often examines social issues, and depicts the feelings of estrangement experienced by individuals in modern society. Haneke has worked in television‚ theatre and cinema. Besides working as a filmmaker, Haneke also teaches film direction at the Film Academy Vienna.
What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.Bob Dylan
Constant repetition of tongue-twisters was like lifting weights for me, but patience and persistence have paid off.Nicholas Brendon