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Junot Diaz

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  • Junot Diaz is a Poetry Genius

    Junot Diaz is a Poetry Genius
    Rap Genius is a deceptively simple idea started by three friends from Yale: a website where users could make their own pop-up annotations to the lyrics of their favorite rap songs, with the most popular crowd-sourced explanations rising to the top. For...
  • Rejected 47 times, Irish novelist finally wins recognition

    Every rejected and unpublished novelist harbors a secret and implausible fantasy: One day, not only will she (or he) be published, but the sleeping literary world will also awaken and recognize her (or his) genius and pile accolades and prizes upon her...
  • Neil Gaiman wants you to help him create a video game

    Neil Gaiman wants you to help him create a video game
    Think of it as "Beetlejuice" meets "The Legend of Zelda" meets "Arsenic and Old Lace." Neil Gaiman is an author who can do just about anything: spooky tales for kids and adults (the Newbery Award-winning "The Graveyard Book," the recent "The Ocean at...
  • Reza Aslan's Jesus book a No. 1 bestseller, thanks to Fox News

    Near the end of Reza Aslan's strange, 10-minute television exchange with Fox News, the author of "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth," gives voice to a thought that’s entered the mind of many an author while being interviewed: “I&...
  • Miami Book Fair: Books and books and books

    Miami Book Fair: Books and books and books
    The Miami Book Fair International is almost too much of a good thing. Now in its 30th year, the weeklong celebration of reading, writing, literature and publishing draws thousands of people to meet hundreds of authors. That adds up to an impressive,...
  • The Biblioracle: Literary podcasts worth a listen

    The Biblioracle: Literary podcasts worth a listen
    It used to be if you wanted to hear someone talking to an author at length on the radio, you had to wait for Terry Gross and "Fresh Air" to invite someone on. I think Gross is a great interviewer, and sometimes her author chats are so good (particularly...
  • 'Blue Collar, White Collar, No Collar' by Richard Ford

    "Work, as you will see, is imagined broadly in these stories - as labor, as chores, as business, as duty, as habit, as memory, as art, and as priestly avocation," writes Richard Ford in his introduction to this wonderful anthology of stories about work,...
  • More with Amandeep Sandhu

    More with Amandeep Sandhu
    As promised, here's the continuation of Rosalia Scalia's thoughtful Q&A with Indian novelist Amandeep Sandhu. He touches on inspirations, the challenge of writing in another language, and the role that emotion plays in great writing. RS: You said that in...
  • Coffee, Books & More

    Coffee, Books & More
    We began in January 1997. Our group started after the Mount Prospect Public Library recruited two men to organize a book club that would be directed toward men. But the books selected appealed just as much to women, so our group became coed. We meet...
  • Literature Prize launches as $60,000 Folio Prize

    It's a big day for prize announcements: The Literature Prize announced its formation and sponsor Wednesday at a news conference at the British Library in London. The idea for the prize came into being when a group of British intellectuals took umbrage...
  • Save the dates for Baltimore and Washington book festivals

    Save the dates for Baltimore and Washington book festivals
    September's a big month for bibliophiles, as Baltimore and Washington stage their book festivals. And this year, for the first time in recent years, the festivals don't fall on the same weekend, allowing readers to catch both packed slates of authors...