She named her six favorite books for The Week magazine.
One entry on the list:
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot DíazRead about the other books on the list.
I devoured this raucous novel, lengthy footnotes and all, in two days flat—and have been shoving it into the hands of everyone I know ever since. Containing everything from comic-book references and science fiction to Oscar Wilde and a family curse, this book breaks all the rules.
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao also appears on Paste magazine's list of the ten best debut novels of the decade (2000-2009) and among The Millions' best books of fiction of the millenium. The novel is one of Matthew Kaminski's five favorite novels about immigrants in America and is a book that made a difference to Zoë Saldana.
See Junot Díaz's most important books and the Page 99 Test: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.