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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.
  • Death in the bookmobile

    The Riverside County bookmobile came to the Alpha Beta parking lot on Fridays from 2:30 to 4:45, and I would sit there on the long strip of carpet in the air-conditioned hum reading books not appropriate at all for me, full of death — until the poor...

    Plenty of history in upcoming "College Park" book

    Plenty of history in upcoming "College Park" book
    If there’s one thing that Tana Mosier Porter wants to emphasize, it’s that there are definitely a lot of photos in her new College Park book – 200 of them, in fact – but at the same time: “It’s not a picture book. It is...

    JPL worker counts down toward a writing career

    JPL worker counts down toward a writing career
    For decades, Jean Walker’s writing career existed only between shifts at La Ca├▒ada’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and family dinners. She’d scribble notes after putting her two young daughters to bed, ideas for romance novels flying through...

    Diane Sawyer visits Ocala prison for special

    Diane Sawyer visits Ocala prison for special
    Viewers who miss Diane Sawyer anchoring the evening news will want to catch her special "20/20" report on Friday. She looks at "A Nation of Women Behind Bars" at 10 p.m. on ABC (WFTV-Channel 9 locally). Sawyer and her team visited the Lowell...