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Junot Diaz

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Time to get to Denver and the BookBar

    "This is it, this is what I wanted," says Nancy Sullivan, owner of the new BookBar in Denver. The American Booksellers' Assn. checked in with the bookseller-slash-bar maven to see how things were going two months after her launch. The BookBar's physical...
  • Author not tired of 'Sleep'

    Author not tired of 'Sleep'
    Clement Clarke Moore is said to have died bitter that he would be remembered for "The Night Before Christmas," and not his massive scholarly works on religion and the classics. By contrast, Adam Mansbach is delighted to be risking a similar fate....
  • Authors M-Q

    Anthony Madrid Anthony Madrid lives in Chicago. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, Gulf Coast, The Iowa Review, Poetry and Web Conjunctions. His first book is “I Am Your Slave Now Do What I Say.” Rebecca Makkai Rebecca Makkai is...
  • Miami Book Fair weekend: Literally yours

    Miami Book Fair weekend: Literally yours
    It's not even the weekend, and the Miami Book Fair International has so far delivered a who's who of celebrated authors in Tom Wolfe, Junot Diaz, Sandra Cisneros and others. Literary giants though they are, consider them a palate cleanser to what really...
  • Enoch Pratt hosted MacArthur geniuses

    If you're a regular attendee at the author appearances at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, you've seen a fair share of geniuses. Junot Diaz and Dinaw Mengestu -- who today received "genius" grants from the MacArthur Foundation -- have appeared in recent...
  • 'Book of My Lives': Aleksander Hemon's remarkable tale

    'Book of My Lives': Aleksander Hemon's remarkable tale
    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...
  • Back-to-back book festivals coming this fall

    Back-to-back book festivals coming this fall
    Book lovers in the Baltimore-Washington area should circle September on their calendars, to save dates for a pair of big festivals. The Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held Sept. 21 and 22 on the mall in Washington. The event always...
  • Thank you, readers

    Thank you, readers
    Thank you, readers, A year ago, Printers Row started a conversation about books and ideas. It bubbled out of these pages and into auditoriums filled with people like you: people who are passionate about reading. We’ve seen how hungry our readers...
  • Miami Book Fair: The biggest read

    Miami Book Fair: The biggest read
    Don't try to get Mitchell Kaplan to name just five must-see authors at this year's Miami Book Fair. For the co-founder of the 29-year-old event, it can't be done. "You can't limit me," says Kaplan, who also serves as the fair's chairman, heads its...