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NY Daily News: Junot Díaz wins Pulitzer Prize

Sofrito For Your Soul would like to congratulate author Junot Diaz for making history!

Junot Díaz wins Pulitzer Prize
DAILY NEWS STAFF

Updated Tuesday, April 8th 2008, 10:53 AM

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Junot Díaz
NEW YORK – Junot Díaz, a 39-year-old native of the Dominican Republic who moved to New Jersey as a boy, won the Pulitzer prize for fiction Monday for his novel “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.”

The novel, which also won the National Book Critics Award, revolves about Oscar, an obese comics fan growing up in Paterson, N.J., and his dysfunctional Dominican family, going back to the Rafael Trujillo dictatorship.

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NY Daily News: Junot Díaz wins Pulitzer Prize