Junot Diaz Steals the Pulitzer from "An American"

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Via the Colbert Report:

I don't know if the ImmigrationProf Blog or Greg Siskind have already done this, but if they haven't they should make Junot Diaz one of their "Immigrants of the Day". 

In case you're behind on the news, Junot Diaz won the Pulitzer Prize for his book, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. I've read it and I'm proud to say that I have an autographed copy.  Through the life of a "nerdy" Dominican Junot Diaz is able to comment on the migrant experience, imperialism, and so much more through his unique, often vulgar, writing style.

Watch the video above to see a humourous exchange between Colbert and Diaz about his "Americanness".  Colbert even quips that Lou Dobbs probably put a tracking device in Diaz's Pulitzer Prize.  There's some truth to the humor as only U.S. citizens are eligible to apply in the category Diaz won.

UPDATE: ImmigrationProf blog made Junot Diaz Immigrant of the Day.

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