April 7, 2008

Junot Diaz Wins Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Junot DiazJunot Diaz has won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.

The citation:

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).

Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), and Shakespeare's Kitchen by Lore Segal (The New Press).

For more information, please follow this link: The Pulitzer Prize.


1 comment:

Stephen A. Bess said...

Great honor. I've read one of his short stories in the New Yorker.