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Tag Archives: 2008

Junot Diaz Presents Keynote At 2012 Facing Race Conference

Junot Díaz2008 winner Junot Diaz recently wrapped up his book tour for his latest book, This Is How You Lose Her, at the Facing Race conference in Baltimore last week. He wrote to his fans:  "So many extraordinary activists, so many brilliant youth. Thanks to all the organizers who made it happen and to all the already-tired participants that patiently endured my keynote. You seriously rock! In other news tonight was the last day of the tour. Basically two straight months on the road, two months I was very lucky to have...It was better than anything I could have imagined. Thanks to everyone who supported the work, who advocated for the new book, who took time to come to the readings. Thanks to all the booksellers to all the librarians to all the teachers who often often brought their students to... Read More →

Anisfield-Wolf Winners Reaction To The Election

The 2012 election cycle was filled with a bombardment of political ads, 24-hour news cycles dissecting every possible angle, and an overwhelming sense of hype surrounding who will be our next batch of elected representatives. Some of our winners got in on the action and made a few comments about the election as well.  Junot Diaz, who has been writing consistently about the Latino effect in this year's election, wrote a special message on his Facebook page. "Obama WINS!" he wrote shortly after the race had been called. "The Latino community came out BIG for Obama. Very proud of my community, very proud of all the new voters, the very proud of all the Obama supporters who put in the time and the hard work to make this happen." Never one to shy away from his passions, David Livingstone... Read More →

VIDEO: Junot Diaz Cracks Jokes, Reads Excerpt From Latest Book At Authors @ Google

Junot Diaz made a lively appearance at Google's headquarters for its "Authors @ Google" interview series. Watch the video above and listen as Diaz reads the introduction to one of the short stories in his book, This is How You Lose Her.  Read More →

SNEAK PEEK: Cover Of Mohsin Hamad’s Latest Novel

Mr. Hamad's latest book will hit stores in March. He recently sat down with The New Yorker for a brief Q&A about the book. Check it out here. Read More →

Junot Diaz, Louise Erdrich Named Finalists For The National Book Awards

We keep on telling you how terrific 2012 is shaping up for Junot Diaz and the accolades keep coming. Today, he and fellow Anisfield-Wolf award winner Louise Erdrich were named as 2012 National Book Awards finalists. Watch the announcement in the video below: Read More →

VIDEO: Junot Diaz On His Book, “This Is How You Lose Her”

2008 winner Junot Diaz has his fans on the edge of their seats as they wait for his latest book, This Is How You Lose Her, to hit bookshelves in September. The collection of stories focuses on the many facets of love—maternal love, romantic love, illicit love and so on. It has gotten rave reviews from critics, including one who called it "ribald, streetwise, and stunningly moving." Diaz spoke at the author breakfast at the 2012 Book Expo and gave the audience a taste of what they could expect from the book. Check it out in the video above.  Read More →

Junot Diaz Speaks On Race and Literature, Will Be Keynote Speaker At Facing Race Conference 2012

During a two-day symposium at Stanford University, Junot Diaz had the opportunity to sit down with editor Paula M.L. Moya to discuss his work and his thoughts about his intersection of race and literature. This particular answer, in response to Moya's question about whether people of color unconsciously fuel white supremacy, stood out to us:  How can you change something if you won’t even acknowledge its existence, or if you downplay its significance? White supremacy is the great silence of our world, and in it is embedded much of what ails us as a planet. The silence around white supremacy is like the silence around Sauron in The Lord of the Rings, or the Voldemort name which must never be uttered in the Harry Potter novels. And yet here’s the rub: if a critique of white supremacy... Read More →

Anisfield-Wolf Authors Hit The Stage At Book Expo 2012

Junot DíazSome of our very own Anisfield-Wolf winners will be in attendance at the 2012 Book Expo at the Javits Center in New York City, June 5-7. The Book Expo is one of the largest events in the literary field, with authors, librarians, editors, and other industry professionals in attendance each year. Among the authors will be 2008 winner Junot Diaz and 2006 winner Zadie Smith. Click here for ticket information. Junot Diaz Tuesday, June 5Adult Book & Author Breakfast8:00 am – 9:30 am Special Events Hall   Zadie Smith  Thursday, June 7Adult Book & Author Breakfast8:00 am – 9:30 amSpecial Events Hall   Read More →

What’s On Your Summer Reading List?

Kamila ShamsieWe don't know what the weather is like where you live, but this weekend it's going to hot and humid. Just the thought of 90-degree temperatures sends us scrambling inside for the air conditioning and a good book.  Pakistan's Express Tribune listed their top 10 books to re-read this summer and even if you've never read some of these books, we'd say they make for an excellent use of time. Among those listed were two Anisfield-Wolf winners: Kamila Shamsie (2010) and Mohsin Hamid (2008).  Of Shamsie's Kartography: Kamila Shamsie is one of the few female authors of the 90s who managed to get Pakistan on the literary map. Shamsie’s Kartography is a literary masterpiece and her passion and love for her city Karachi is evident in her every sentence, page and chapter.   Of... Read More →

While We’re Waiting For The Movie Adaptation Of “The Reluctant Fundamentalist”…

...you can hear about Mohsin Hamid's role in getting the project to the big screen. Are you as excited for the adaptation as we are? Read More →
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