The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007) is a best-selling novel written by Dominican-American author Junot Díaz. Although a work of fiction, the novel is set in New Jersey where Díaz was raised and deals explicitly with his ancestral homeland's experience under dictator Rafael Trujillo.[1] It has received numerous positive reviews from critics and went on to win numerous prestigious awards in 2008, such as the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The title is a nod to Hemingway's short story "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" and to the Irish writer Oscar Wilde.

The 143rd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 1st on The 21st Century's 12 Greatest Novels (BBC)
  2. - 6th on A Premature Attempt at the 21st Century Canon (Vulture)
  3. - 11th on The Millions: The Best Fiction of the Millennium (The Millions)
  4. - 22nd on The New Classics - 100 Best Reads from 1983 to 2008 (Entertainment Weekly)
  5. - 36th on 50 Books to Read Before You Die (Complex)
  6. - 62nd on Harvard Book Store Staff's Favorite 100 Books (Harvard Book Store)
  7. - 97th on The 100 Best Books of the Decade(2000) (Times)
  8. - Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (Pulitzer Prize)
  9. - Modern classics: 11 novels that belong in the classroom (Today.com)
  10. - From Zero to Well-Read in 100 Books (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  11. - The 75 Best Books of the Past 75 Years (Parade Magazine)
  12. - The Great American Read (PBS)
  13. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)
  14. - National Book Critics Circle Award - Fiction (National Book Critics Circle)
  15. - The Best Books of the 2000s (The Onion AV Club)
  16. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (USA))
  17. - The 50 Books Everyone Needs to Read, 1963-2013 (Flavor Wire)

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