Pop Culture 2: Junot Diaz Pulitzer

Junot Diaz wins Pulitzer

The potty-mouthed (potty-penned?) writer took 11 years after his breakthrough short story collection, Drown, to produce his first novel, The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. The multi-generational tale of teenage longing and family tragedy wowed readers and critics alike, earning him the Pulitzer. 

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Miranda Noland,

Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for Latina.com. She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.