Posts Tagged ‘The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao’

Spread Love: One Book, One New York

Spread Love: One Book, One New York

Okay folks, you have until February 28th to vote for the book that will kick off the One Book, One New York citywide book club in March. The NYC Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment has chosen 5 outstanding titles for the inaugural installment of the book club. We are partial to Junot Diaz’s The […]


The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao declared 21st century’s best novel so far | The Guardian

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao declared 21st century’s best novel so far | The Guardian

BY Alison Flood A group of American critics has named Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, an ingenious take on the life of an overweight Dominican-American nerd, as the best novel of the 21st century to date. BBC Culture, the arts section of the international BBC site, polled “several dozen” US critics […]


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.


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 […]


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 […]


From the Page to the Stage Goes Down Tomorrow

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) It all goes down tomorrow. The Uptown Collective, the Bago Bunch and the People’s Theatre Project have come together like Voltron to put together an entire day of fantastic events at different venues throughout Uptown. From the Page to the Stage, a walking tour/literary extravaganza begins at Apt 78 (4447 Broadway) […]


From the Page to the Stage: A Literary Walking Tour of Northern Manhattan

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) [googlemaps http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=206082146827273394393.0004a515f2153d34f684b&ll=40.852644,-73.932753&spn=0.035707,0.036478&z=14&output=embed&w=425&h=550] From the Page to the Stage: A Literary Walking Tour of Northern Manhattan Saturday, June 11, 2011 The winds of change are blowing. If you listen carefully, you will here them. This year’s Uptown Arts Stroll has been rejuvenated by them. The Uptown Collective, the Bago Bunch and the […]


The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Live on Stage Tomorrow

The American Place Theater – Literature To Life program presents The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao (Performed by Elvis Nolasco and adapted/directed by Elise Thoron)–the masterfully told Pulitzer Prize-winning epic novel by Junot Diaz that chronicles the life of Oscar de Leon, an overweight Dominican boy growing up in Patterson, New Jersey who is […]

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