Posts Tagged ‘Pulitzer Prize’

Junot Díaz Grabs Ramen, Pizza, and ‘Fight-Worthy’ Chicken While He’s in New York | Grub Street New York

Junot Díaz Grabs Ramen, Pizza, and ‘Fight-Worthy’ Chicken While He’s in New York | Grub Street New York

Junot Díaz, the celebrated author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and This Is How You Lose Her (which is out in paperback next week), took a different approach to tracking his diet for us. Instead of a week of consecutive days, Díaz, who spends half his time in Boston, chose to recount […]


Junot Diaz Talks Citizenship, Education & Immigration On The Colbert Report

Junot Diaz Talks Citizenship, Education & Immigration On The Colbert Report


Junot Diaz Spreads A Little Literary Love Uptown

Junot Diaz Spreads A Little Literary Love Uptown

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Pulitzer Prize winning Author, Junot Diaz, was in the neighborhood yesterday to spread a little literary love. Junot Diaz teamed up with the office of Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez and Dr. Eduardo Pignanelli of the Amsterdam Medical Practice for the book signing and giveaway of 200 copies of his work. The […]


Cafecito: Junot Diaz on finding your voice | NBC Latino

Cafecito: Junot Diaz on finding your voice | NBC Latino

by Feliciano Garcia and Martin Garcia Flores


My New York: Junot Diaz | NBC

My New York: Junot Diaz | NBC

Junot recently showed NBC around some of his favorite haunts Uptown. He made stops at La Casa Azul Bookstore, Patsy’s Pizza and La Marina.


Led Black: Si Votamos, Ganamos – Awakening the Sleeping Giant That is the Latino Vote | Huffington Post

Led Black: Si Votamos, Ganamos - Awakening the Sleeping Giant That is the Latino Vote | Huffington Post

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) “Latinos for Republicans – it’s like roaches for raid.” – John Leguizamo We are the new America. We are what tomorrow looks like. Nothing can stop us but ourselves. We are the proverbial 800-pound-gorilla in the room, the demographic time bomb. Tick, tick, tick… Jay-Z famously said “men lie, women lie, […]


The Platano Index: A Q&A With Junot Diaz

The Platano Index: A Q&A With Junot Diaz

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Junot Díaz is one of my heroes. Until I read Drown, I didn’t even really believe that I could be a writer. After consuming that book whole, I was irrevocably changed. More than just relatable, for me, the book was a revelation with it’s intelligent use of the Dominican vernacular and […]


Junot Díaz Wins Prestigous MacArthur Genius Grant

Junot Díaz Wins Prestigous MacArthur Genius Grant

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) I remember thinking when I first read Drown, damn Junot Díaz is a genius. Well, he is now officially a genius. Earlier this week, the MacArthur Foundation announced their 2012 MacArthur Fellows and the immensely talented Mr. Díaz was one of the recipients. On top of joining a select group of […]


Save the Date: Junot Díaz @ the 92Y On December 17th

Save the Date: Junot Díaz @ the 92Y On December 17th

Junot Diaz and Julie Otsuka Monday, December 17th, 8 pm Kaufman Hall Lexington Avenue at 92nd St Ok, we really don’t need to say much. Pulitzer Award-winning author Author Junot Díaz is a literary rock-star. He will be at the 92 Y with Julie Otsuka on Monday, December 17th. While that seems like a long […]


Led Black: Un Pie Aqui y Uno Alla | Huffington Post

Led Black: Un Pie Aqui y Uno Alla | Huffington Post

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The term “un pie aqui y uno alla” (one foot here and one foot there) succinctly describes the bi-national existences led by many of the Dominicans and Dominican-Americans in the United States. Living and working in this country but maintaining close ties to the Dominican Republic, its people, customs and culture […]


Barhopping with Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Diaz | Grantland

Barhopping with Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Diaz | Grantland

We tag along with the Pulitzer Prize winner on a tour of his favorite NY watering holes By Amos Barshad In 2007, after winning the Pulitizer Prize for his novel The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao, Junot Díaz was asked how it felt to be the first Dominican writer to nab one of literature’s […]


This Is How You Lose Her By Junot Díaz Drops Today

This Is How You Lose Her By Junot Díaz Drops Today

That’s right folks, the long-awaited new book by Junot Díaz, “This Is How You Lose Her”, is finally available for purchase. The Pulitzer Prize-Award winning author returns with a collection of short stories about love, lust, longing and infidelity. According to the always astute and funny Junot Díaz, this is the book for the cheaters […]


Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Junot Díaz Endorses Adriano Espaillat for Congress

Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Junot Díaz Endorses Adriano Espaillat for Congress

Like I have said on many occasions, outside of the Presidential election, the race for the 13th Congressional district is shaping up to be one of the most interesting in all of the nation. This is what the incomparable Junot Diaz had to say about State Senator Adrian Espaillat. “We need a leader who will […]


Pulitzer Prize: Quiara Alegria Hudes wins coveted award for drama for her play about Iraq War veteran inspired by her cousin | NY Daily News

Pulitzer Prize: Quiara Alegria Hudes wins coveted award for drama for her play about Iraq War veteran inspired by her cousin | NY Daily News

By Joe Dziemianowicz / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Quiara Alegria Hudes’s play “Water by the Spoonful” has won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for drama. The play, which premiered in November at Hartford Stage, concerns a returning Iraq war veteran battling demons in his hometown of Philadelphia. “It’s about addiction and recovery and family,” said Hudes, […]


New Junot Diaz Book To Be Released In September

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Art By Dj Boy (@ArtByDjBoy) The wait is over, now the countdown begins. That’s right people, our favorite and only Pulitzer-Prize winning Dominican, Junot Diaz, has a new book that will be released in September. Enticingly entitled “This Is How You Lose Her”, the book is a collection of […]


A NIGHT WITH JUNOT DIAZ…

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