| Sep 9, 2012
Short stories may be literary stepchildren, but Junot Díaz has done his part to elevate the form to royal family status. His debut collection "Drown" drew critical raves when it appeared 15 years ago. His stories were fresh and original and felt urgent....
| Sep 16, 2012
Junot Diaz is no stranger to South Florida, having appeared at the Miami Book Fair International and the Key West Literary Seminar on numerous occasions. But his familiarity with Fort Lauderdale, a place he praises with only a touch of good-natured...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 1:52 PM
1. "A Wanted Man" by Lee Child (Delacorte, $28). Jack Reacher finds himself in the middle of a conspiracy after hitching a ride with strangers. Last week: —
2. "The Time Keeper" by Mitch Albom (Hyperion, $24.99). Father Time, the...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 4:18 PM
With his first collection of short stories, “Drown,” and his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” Junot Díaz won enthusiastic fans. Díaz spoke about his new collection, “This Is How You Lose...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 4:20 PM
As a devoted fan of this series (this is the 11th volume), I can report that this year's anthology of 32 selections might be the best yet. High school students from 826Michigan and 826 Valencia, parts of Dave Eggers' network of nonprofit writing and...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 1:17 PM
Tom Wolfe: The once-and-again “new journalist” and novelist will release his latest book, “Back to Blood,” on Oct. 23. What does this have to do with South Florida? Well, according to Wolfe himself, everything. “Miami is...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 5:35 PM
Author Claire Vaye Watkins was awarded the Story Prize in New York on Wednesday evening for her debut collection, "Battleborn." As winner she receives $20,000.
Two finalists for the prize -- Dan Chaon for "Stay Awake" and Junot Diaz for "This Is How You...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Aleksandar Hemon landed in the United States two decades ago, January 1992. He was 27, a young Bosnian journalist from Sarajevo arriving on a one-month visa, arranged through a cultural exchange program sponsored by the State Department. Just after he...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 11:36 AM
Stephen Colbert had author Junot Diaz on his show Monday night to talk about immigration. He introduced Diaz by saying, "My guest tonight won a Nobel Prize and a MacArthur Genius grant."
Sure, Diaz has been racking up awards like nobody's business. He...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 8:31 AM
Publishing giant Random House posted record profits last year, Publisher's Weekly reports. Thanks to E.L. James' "Fifty Shades" trilogy, revenue at the Bertelsmann-owned publisher exceeded $420 million in 2012 -- up a staggering 75% from the year before....
| Mar 27, 2013
| 3:23 PM
Using Walter Isaacson's best-selling biography as a frame, award-winning author Mari Yamazaki has created a manga version of the life of Apple founder Steve Jobs. It's being serialized in the Japanese comic magazine Kiss, alongside tales of teen love....