Junot Diaz

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Junot Diaz and Claire Vaye Watkins finalists for 2012 The Story Prize!

Congrats to Junot Diaz and Claire Vaye Watkins! Riverhead Books is thrilled that their books -- This Is How You Lose Her and Battleborn -- are two out of the three finalists for The Story Prize this year. To learn more about the prize, click here.
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Monday, December 17, 2012

Riverhead Book's New York Times Notable Books!

Congrats to Junot Diaz and This Is How You Lose her and Shalom Auslander and Hope: A Tragedy: A Novel! Both are on the New York Times Notable Book list for 2012! See the full list here.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Slate names This Is How You Lose Her, The Man Without a Face, and The Entertainer as Best Books of 2012

Praising Junot Diaz's This Is How You Lose Her as "heartbreaking" and "funny," Masha Gessen's The Man Without a Face as "fascinating, illuminating, and above all brave," and Margaret Talbot's The Entertainer as "warm, funny, and rigorous," Slate has chosen three Riverhead books as among their Best Books of 2012.
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Friday, November 02, 2012

Junot Diaz's This Is How You Lose Her is one of Publishers Weekly's Best Fiction of 2012!

Congrats to Junot Diaz! Publishers Weekly named This Is How You Lose Her as one of the best fiction titles of 2012! See the full list here.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

USA Today on Junot Diaz's "virtuosic" This Is How You Lose Her

 “These stories …are virtuosic, command performances that mine the deceptive, lovelorn hearts of men with the blend of tenderness, comedy and vulgarity of early Philip Roth. It's Diaz's voice that's such a delight, and it is every bit his own, a melting-pot pastiche of Spanglish and street slang, pop culture and Dominican culture, and just devastating descriptive power, sometimes all in the same sentence.” To read more...
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The New York Times Book Review on Junot Diaz's "electrifying" This Is How You Lose Her

“Junot Díaz  writes in an idiom so electrifying and distinct it’s practically an act of aggression, at once enthralling, even erotic in its assertion of sudden intimacy…[It is] a syncopated swagger-step between opacity and transparency, exclusion and inclusion, defiance and desire…His prose style is so irresistible, so sheerly entertaining, it risks blinding readers to its larger offerings. Yet he weds form so ideally to content that instead of blinding us, it becomes the very lens through which we can see the joy and suffering of the signature Díaz  subject: what it means to belong to a diaspora, to live out the possibilities and ambiguities of perpetual insider/outsider status.” To read more...
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Junot Diaz a finalist for the National Book Award!

Congratulations to Riverhead author Junot Diaz, whose This Is How You Lose Her has just been named a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award for Fiction! Congratulations to all the other nominees in all the categories as well!

Read more about the award and other nominees here

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Thursday, October 04, 2012

Junot Diaz and Dinaw Mengestu win MacArthur "Genius" Awards!

Two Riverhead authors have been named 2012 MacArthur Foundation Fellows, also known as the "Genius Award." Congrats to Junot Diaz, the author of This Is How You Lose Her, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, and Drown! Congrats to Dinaw Mengestu, author of The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears and How to Read the Air!


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Thursday, September 20, 2012

The New York Times on Junot Diaz's THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE HER

"Junot Díaz has one of the most distinctive and magnetic voices in contemporary fiction: limber, streetwise, caffeinated and wonderfully eclectic, capable of conjuring for the reader everything from the sorrows of Dominican history to the banalities of life in New Jersey." Read more...
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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Junot Díaz talks to New York Magazine

A conversation the interviewer describes as “an advanced literary seminar taught by a bilingual stand-up comedian working very blue.”  More…


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