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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.
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!
Congratulations to Leah Hager Cohen for The Grief of Other's selection as finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize.
The L lists Catherine Chung's Forgotten Country, "an intimate melodrama," as one of its top 5 debut novels of 2012, and calls Emma Straub, author of the forthcoming Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures, the Best Bookseller in Brooklyn. "If there were a national team for literacy," the editors write, "Emma Straub would be the captian." See more of the Best of Brooklyn here!