Junot Diaz thinks Jim’s completely nuts
Got a note about this just before leaving for NY, which was cool; when i told folks like the literary agent i talked to at the con that a Pulitzer Prize winner name dropped my last project they tended to take notice. So yeah, Junot Diaz was interviewed by THIS RECORDING April 10th, and when asked about what he’s reading lately this is what he said…
In terms of genre fiction, are you getting to do any reading for pleasure?
I’ve have been reading tremendously. I’m sort of recovering from book-novel-whatever… right now, I’m reading this book called THEREFORE REPENT! (Laughs)
Does it have an exclamation mark at the end?
What’s it about?
It’s completely nuts. Of course you haven’t heard of it. It’s by a guy named Jim Monroe and it’s put out by a small press. It’s a book about what if the rapture actually happened, and that’s all I’m gonna tell you.
Cool. Much thanks to Junot! So I’m going to have to go find some of his work and have a look, I’m told he’s an amazing author, as the Pulitzer would tend to suggest.