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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.
  • Chapter Nine: The Beach Boys And Newsroom Changes

    Chapter Nine: The Beach Boys And Newsroom Changes
    Life in a newsroom is different every day, its rhythms set by external forces. But 1979 was something new. While the staff waited to see what effect — if any — corporate ownership might bring to The Courant, a more palpable shift was...

    Chapter Ten: Slow To Capitalize On Power Of The Web

    Chapter Ten: Slow To Capitalize On Power Of The Web
    The Internet had existed for years before an English computer scientist in 1989 devised an "information management" system that would eventually allow nearly anyone to display and view pages hosted on computers around the world — the World Wide Web....

    Interview: Michael Keaton Goes From Batman to 'Birdman'

    Like most actors, Michael Keaton claims he doesn't enjoy watching himself in his own movies. But when it comes to his buzzy starring role in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "Birdman," which Fox Searchlight opens in limited release Friday, he can't stop...

    A revival of path-breaking musical 'Next to Normal' takes Center Stage

    A revival of path-breaking musical 'Next to Normal' takes Center Stage
    The average, certifiably sane person might consider the idea of writing a musical about mental illness to be a manifestation of mental illness. Composer Tom Kitt and lyricist/librettist Brian Yorkey famously proved otherwise when their path-breaking...