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Pulitzer Prize Awards

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  • Interview: Author Junot Diaz

    Interview: Author Junot Diaz
    Junot Diaz is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, as well as the short story collections Drown and, most recently, This Is How You Lose Her —- a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award. He's a professor at MIT, a MacArthur "Genius," and the first Latino to sit on the Pulitzer Prize board of jurors. Still, the Dominican-American writer graciously took the time to answer a few of my questions via e-mail amidst a rigorous teaching schedule and a national paperback book tour (he'll be stopping by Yale University on Nov. 12 and Naugatuck Valley Community College on Nov. 14). We managed to cover the meaning of art, some of the quirks of his reoccurring narrator Yunior, and I even did my best to coax a little writing advice out of him.
  • When political reporters become scandal chasers [Commentary]

    When political reporters become scandal chasers [Commentary]
    One chilly winter evening in 1988, I was the lone journalist among a small clump of voters gathered inside an old meeting hall in Manchester, N.H. I was there, mostly out of curiosity, to witness the spectacle of a man desperately clinging to a...

    Kirkus announces finalists for its first book prizes, each $50,000

    Kirkus announces finalists for its first book prizes, each $50,000
    Kirkus Reviews, the influential book review journal, on Tuesday announced the nominees for the first-ever Kirkus Prizes in fiction, nonfiction and young readers' literature. The young readers' literature category is divided into three subcategories --...

    Steven Millhauser to appear at W&M on Thursday

    Steven Millhauser to appear at W&M on Thursday
    Steven Millhauser, whose novel “Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer” won the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, will appear at The College of William and Mary, 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2. In this third installment of the Patrick...

    Secret Service's encroachment on public spaces

    Secret Service's encroachment on public spaces
    Under no circumstances should the Secret Service be allowed to encroach further on the public space of Washington. Ill-considered, unnecessary and undemocratic security measures already have stolen from the American people the West Terrace of the...