Big Up to Junot and all, but the ladies were also out in full effect for the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Awards.
Dominicana Julia Alvarez (In the Time of the Butterflies, A Cafecito Story) was a finalist in the Criticism category for her Once Upon a Quinceañera: Coming of Age in the USA. Some heifer named Alex Ross won instead (whatever...)
Haitian author Edwidge Danticat, whose book The Farming of Bones really changed my views on Dominican-Haitian relations, won the award for her autobiography, Brother, I'm Dying. I was able to catch a reading from that book early last month and let me tell you- it sounds wonderful. I'm never one to read non-fiction but I added it to my "must read" list.
Way to go, ladies! And in OUR month, too!!
*smooches...entering the weekend with a smile on my face*
now I really, really have to get off my ass and finish my book...