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April 7, 2008

Junot Diaz Wins Pulitzer for ‘The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao’

Filed under: News — 1minutebookreviewswordpresscom @ 3:32 pm
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Junot Diaz has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscao Wao, a novel that last month won the National Book Critics Circle Prize for fiction. Here’s a link to the AP story that lists all the winners for books and journalism. The National Book Critics Circle site has comments on Diaz and links to major reviews and interviews here:

This site at Columbia University has a complete list of all the winners (with descriptions of why they won) and finalists, including all the books that were finalists for a 2008 Pulitzer:


  1. Haven’t read it, but I plan to. Do things like Pulitzer Prizes still matter to most people?

    Comment by paisleyandplaid — April 7, 2008 @ 11:31 pm | Reply

  2. Good question. To most people, they probably don’t.

    But they can steer you to great books you might not otherwise have found. And you could argue that that’s especially important now that so many publications have dropped their book sections (so that people are getting more information about books from advertising instead of reviews). Respected prizes like Pulitzers — judged by journalists — can be an antidote to some of the overheated ads …

    Comment by 1minutebookreviewswordpresscom — April 8, 2008 @ 12:03 am | Reply

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