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Old 10-02-2012, 05:30 PM   #1
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Junot Diaz receives MacArthur Fellowship

"a fiction writer using vernacular dialogue and spare, unsentimental prose to draw readers into the various and distinct worlds that immigrants must straddle (Junot Diaz); "

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/10/01/487...#storylink=cpy

Just heard an interview with him on NPR this week.
http://www.npr.org/2012/09/13/160762...esonant-voices


amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...rds=Junot+Diaz


also Dinaw Mengestu -
http://www.macfound.org/fellows/870/

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Old 10-02-2012, 05:45 PM   #2
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Thanks for posting this. I had put The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao on my required reading list for next year.
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I've just added This is how you lose her to my wish list after hearing the interview and before this announcement.
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I don't know Mr. Diaz personally, but I can't help but be proud. Friends of mine, a few of them writers with Mr. Diaz's background, have supported him for a decade.

Next time people tell you that New Jersey's the breeding ground of philistines and barbarians, or that Latino culture in America offers nothing of lasting value, I hope you'll remember this man and quietly correct those who are not beyond correcting.
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