briefwondrous4If you're eagerly awaiting a followup to Pulitzer Prizer winner The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, we recommend that you take a deep breath and settle in for a long wait. It took Junot Diaz 11 years to write the novel (which my book club loved—the footnotes alone provoke great discussion), and he admits that he still doesn't have anything else in the pipeline. On the eve of a weekend appearance at Baltimore's CityLit Festival, Diaz tells Mary Carole McCauley of the Baltimore Sun, "I'm the slowest writer of my entire generation."

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