Posts tagged Junot Diaz
Morning Links: What will Amazon do with Goodreads?
March 29, 2013 | 9:00 am
What Will Amazon Do With Goodreads? (DBW) Generation Mooch? Why 20-somethings have a hard time paying for content (Paid Content) Google Starts Google Shopping Express Pilot in San Francisco (The Digital Reader) Junot Diaz Wrote a Short Story Worth a New Mercedes (Publishing Perspectives) Kindle Daily Deals: Birdman by Mo Hayder (and 3 others)...
Ignore the Doomsayers: The Book Industry Is Actually Adapting Well
November 3, 2012 | 3:45 pm
Numbers show that the publishing industry is handling the rise of e-readers better than what folk knowledge might suggest. The fall publishing season is in full swing. There can hardly have been a year with more luminaries atop both the fiction and nonfiction bestseller lists; J. K. Rowling, Michael Chabon, Ken Follett, Junot Diaz, among others, represent literary acclaim and commercial appeal. Diaz (This Is How You Lose Her) is having an especially good run: He is both a National Book Award finalist and a recipient of a MacArthur "Genius" prize. Stephen Colbert, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Neil Young, Bob Woodward, and Salman Rushdie...
The 10 Most Defining Novels of the Millennial Generation
October 30, 2012 | 11:55 pm
In any culture, the people look to storytellers to give shape to the experiences of their times. This is the ancient practice of myth-making. It helps us commemorate and come to terms with what we've been through. The greatest writers are often those who manage to capture the quintessence of the zeitgeist around them. Millennials (sometimes also called Generation Y) are usually defined by demographers as the age cohort that was born starting in 1983 ... perhaps a few years earlier, at most. This generation has not yet turned 30, and unlike poets, mathematicians or gymnasts, novelists don't generally flower until after that....