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NEW YORK– Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Diaz, Robert Caro and the late Anthony Shadid figure among the finalists for the annual United States National Book Award, the AP reports.

The list of nominees announced Wednesday also includes Dave Eggers and, the novelist Louise Erdrich and the authors of the documentary Anne Applebaum and Katherine Boo. Twenty writers, five in each of the four categories, were selected. Winners will be announced November 14.

Dominican-born Diaz, author of “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” was nominated for "This is How You Lose Her," a series of love stories.

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Written by: josean, 10 Oct 2012 11:20 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


Congratulations JD!

Written by: ingle23 This user is banned, 10 Oct 2012 12:15 PM
From: United States, brooklyn, NY
Juno,

Is one of the most humble people in the world. (Iknow him).

God bless! well done.
Written by: vacanos, 10 Oct 2012 12:58 PM
From: United States, An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.

Calieboy, that do not surprise me that you admire this garbage. Look at the Haitians how they are gloating this man. This is the same Junot Diaz that at every opportunity badmouth DR oversea with the bad treatment of Haitians. This guy will not rest until the unification of the island is complete. In the meantime he is persona non grata in DR and the traitor a few years ago ran for his life out of DR. This guy is no different than Sonia Pierre.
Written by: ingle23 This user is banned, 10 Oct 2012 1:27 PM
From: United States, brooklyn, NY
Valerio,
The dude is humble and "down to earth"; this is besides his personal believes. Same with the lady from Vermont Ms Alvarez (the writer). You need to respect their personal political affiliations (agree to disagree).
Written by: ingle23 This user is banned, 10 Oct 2012 1:45 PM
From: United States, brooklyn, NY
Coming Soon Valerio, Dreamkiller and AC'nio Party in POP.
Written by: vacanos, 10 Oct 2012 3:08 PM
From: United States, An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.

Calieboy
Respect political affiliations? Who said anything about political other than you? He is a traitor plain and simple but then again that is your crowd and you are entitle to admire those kind of people.

The problem with you is that as I explained to you a few months ago when you joined the site is that after 50 years all of the sudden you feel Dominicans but you never been there nor know the history other than what you relatives told you about it. You did not know that most of our so called heroes were Communists. You did not know Junot Diaz stance regarding our Haitian problem. You are a fraud Calieboy.
Written by: ingle23 This user is banned, 10 Oct 2012 3:10 PM
From: United States, brooklyn, NY
Valerio,
I am pretty well aware of Juno’s militant, protective stand on behalf of the Haitians however, his political outreach in the DR., is very insignificant in terms of generating any changes regarding your Haitians relatives’ status. The billion dollar agriculture and construction industries are the “invisible, silent interest groups”, behind the support of the illegal Haitian migration to the Eastern portion of the Island.

Written by: ingle23 This user is banned, 10 Oct 2012 3:17 PM
From: United States, brooklyn, NY
Mierda Rural/Grease Monkey,
You are a passionate Calie (it runs in your family); who cannot or have a clear concept of Communism, Socialism or just Democracy. Your world is either Comunism or Dictatorship;
Written by: vacanos, 10 Oct 2012 3:18 PM
From: United States, An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.

Calieboy you were aware? LMAO. Now that is a hillarious. This is a dude that do not see nothing wrong with someone that badmouth us Dominicans as often as Sonia Pierre when she was alive. The same JUNOT DIAZ who had to run for his life a few years ago when he was in DR. I detected you a mile away just as I did with tupapest. TWO FRAUD.
Written by: ingle23 This user is banned, 10 Oct 2012 3:20 PM
From: United States, brooklyn, NY
Grease Monkey,

I guess you did not learn much in MC Hale NAVY; other than sweep the deck on all four.
Written by: vacanos, 10 Oct 2012 3:23 PM
From: United States, An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.

Calieboy
I have this thing for catching frog or should I say FRAUD. LMAO
Written by: ingle23 This user is banned, 10 Oct 2012 3:29 PM
From: United States, brooklyn, NY
Grease Monkey,
It is obvious that you come from a long lineage of Calieses Trujillistas, Balagueristas. I doubt if anybody in your family ever learned how write or read in your own language. You are a living example. Your father used to sign his “Palmita” with an “X”. Grease monkey; what other part of DR do you know other than Gurabo and San Cristobal. And thanks to AC’ now you know POP.
Written by: vacanos, 10 Oct 2012 3:48 PM
From: United States, An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.

I rather stand with Balagueristas than your anti-dominican crowd of traitors that want the unification of DR. You are one imbecile dude.
Written by: josean, 10 Oct 2012 3:54 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


"Your father used to sign his “Palmita” with an “X”."


I submit this to the Dr. Dread’s Hall of Famous Quotables!




Written by: ingle23 This user is banned, 10 Oct 2012 3:55 PM
From: United States, brooklyn, NY
Valerio,
He is not coming back HE IS DEAD!!!!!!!!! I am going to treat you nice (notice no insults). Say something stupid and I am going to unleash a massive verbal tsunami that it is going to make your daddy cry.
Written by: vacanos, 10 Oct 2012 3:57 PM
From: United States, An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
Josie
I told you from the beginning when calieboy joined the site that you two will be like twin. LMAO
Written by: vacanos, 10 Oct 2012 3:58 PM
From: United States, An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.

Calieboy
u mad?
Written by: josean, 10 Oct 2012 4:01 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


Stay focused on your ASS whipping and don't try to seek cover behind me! I am enjoying you being raked over the coals!

Written by: ingle23 This user is banned, 10 Oct 2012 4:18 PM
From: United States, brooklyn, NY
J,

Like an old mule- the grease monkey enjoys a good tail whipping.

OUT OFFICE REPLY TO VALERO, AKA-GREASE MONKEY: YOU ARE STUBBORN, MENTALLY CHALLENGED, ILL-EDUCATED, A RURAL MULE, STUPID AND A CERTIFIED A*****H***LE.
Written by: ingle23 This user is banned, 10 Oct 2012 4:19 PM
From: United States, brooklyn, NY
Push him out "J" the boy is hurt!!!!
Written by: vacanos, 10 Oct 2012 4:21 PM
From: United States, An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
Josie
Nice to see you two getting so nice.
Written by: ingle23 This user is banned, 10 Oct 2012 4:21 PM
From: United States, brooklyn, NY
V give me a few mns., I am finishing up PART III of Valerio, Dreamkiller and AC'nio Trip to POP.
Written by: vacanos, 10 Oct 2012 4:23 PM
From: United States, An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.

Calieboy
You and josie make such a nice couple. Both of you want the unification of the island. Admire Junot Diaz, Tend to be socialists, The only thing coming out of you two mouth is the METRO. I mean this is a marriage made in heaven. LMAO
Written by: ingle23 This user is banned, 10 Oct 2012 4:28 PM
From: United States, brooklyn, NY
v'

give me a mn. to complete my "master piece" : v-dk-ac trip to pop


out office reply to valero, aka-grease monkey: you are stubborn, mentally challenged, ill-educated, a rural mule, stupid and a certified a*****h***le.
Written by: ingle23 This user is banned, 10 Oct 2012 4:32 PM
From: United States, brooklyn, NY
I can only see Valerio’s key board, greased all over as he tries to reply to these tsunami of 40mms. Jajajajajaj You can’t even see the letters…

Written by: vacanos, 10 Oct 2012 4:34 PM
From: United States, An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
Calieboy
You are nothing more than Pitufo Gruñon here. There is nothing intelligent ever coming out of your head and that my friend is the main reason why nobody other than the rejects of the site Josie, the racist, tupapest, pay attention to your posts or threads. LMAO
Written by: ingle23 This user is banned, 10 Oct 2012 4:40 PM
From: United States, brooklyn, NY
Grease monkey just be on standby. As requested
Written by: ingle23 This user is banned, 10 Oct 2012 4:43 PM
From: United States, brooklyn, NY
I don't need an audience, I got you jajajajajajajPOP.

Can you READ the letters on your key board?.
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