The OF Blog: 2008 Pulitzer Prize Winner: Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Monday, April 07, 2008

2008 Pulitzer Prize Winner: Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao


Three months ago, I reviewed Junot Díaz's excellent 2007 novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. I just learned that this genre-friendly novel won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

For a novel that contains references to so many genre classics, from The Lord of the Rings to the Star Wars original trilogy to Logan's Run and so many others, coverage of this novel on many SF sites and blogs has been relatively sparse. Hopefully this will change with this news of Díaz's book winning the Pulitzer Prize.

2 comments:

Fábio Fernandes said...

I didn´t even heard of it - last year I had a kind of forced sabbatical. I´ll penitentiate myself reading it and reviewing it too. Thank you for sharing, Larry!

Larry said...

You're welcome, Fábio, and I think Díaz's Dominican form of Spanglish ought to be quite diverting as well, especially in the early chapters, which are hilarious :D

 
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