The Long and the Short of It

Junot Diaz is one of those writers who can slip between the world of the novel and the short story with nary a misstep. His new book This Is How You Lose Her is receiving rave reviews, delighting fans of his debut collection Drown and his Pulitizer Prize-winning novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.

Diaz shares this dual world distinction with acclaimed authors from Mark Twain and Ernest Hemingway to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Nell Freudenberger. Other notable double dippers include:

• Sherman Alexie
• Richard Ford
• Denis Johnson
• Stephen King
• Jhumpa Lahiri
• Joyce Carol Oates
• John Updike

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Karen Kleckner Keefe is the director of the Hinsdale (IL) Public Library, a Booklist reviewer, and one of Library Journal's 2009 "Movers and Shakers." Follow her on Twitter at @KarenKleckner.

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