Monday, April 7, 2008

Diaz Wins Fiction Pulitzer

Junot Diaz has just won the Pulitzer for "distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000). Awarded to "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" by Junot Diaz (Riverhead Books). The Pulitzer Prizes

Wow! This is one of my favorites in the past year. This is a first novel based on a short story first published in the New Yorker.

Woo hoo - doin' the happy dance for Junot. And the 10k doesn't hurt either.