Friday October 16th, 2009

Oscar’s Painful Birth

Junot Díaz shares his thoughts about the extreme difficulty he had completing Oscar Wao:

Five years of my life and the dream that I had of myself, all down the tubes because I couldn’t pull off something other people seemed to pull off with relative ease: a novel. By then I wasn’t even interested in a Great American Novel. I would have been elated with the eminently forgettable NJ novel.