have started a discussion already. Earlier this month, Slate literary
editor and New Voices panelist Megan O’Rourke interviewed fellow 2008
panelist Junot Diaz about his new novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Here’s an excerpt: “In
my mind the book was supposed to take the shape of an archipelago; it
was supposed to be a textual Caribbean. Shattered and yet somehow
holding together, somehow incredibly vibrant and compelling.”
The complete Slate interview is available here.