Junot Díaz: “Orson Scott Card is a cretinous fool”
My first encounter with Junot Díaz was brief and wondrous. I was grabbing lunch at a hole in the wall in the East Village with a few classmates when I spotted him hunched over a falafel. Like the rest of the country, I had been dazzled by his Pulitzer-winning "Oscar Wao" -- its eponymous character but especially its narrator, Yunior, Díaz's literary döppelganger -- and so despite myself, I hazarded an "Excuse me, are you Junot?"
That was all it took.