Tuesday, April 8

A Million Hots On His Jock

Junot Díaz just won the Pulitzer for his novel The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao, beating out Denis Johnson's Tree Of Smoke and something called Shakespeare's Kitchen, by Lore Segal. (Who?)


I *still* haven't read the novel--thanks for nothing, Jane Austen--but what I said seven months ago is still true: if you haven't read the short story the novel is based on, I implore you to read it right now. It's certainly the best thing I've ever featured on here.


Those of you who have read it, you may enjoy this short Guardian profile of Díaz:


I love how he's pretty upfront about being sorta lazy when it comes to his writing...it's a nice change of pace from the usual novelist posturing about how hard they work.

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