publication date: Thursday, November 15, 2012 (part of Fall 2012)

category: Literature

clue: It doesn't take a genius to know that Cambridge has produced some pretty good writers.

explanation: Díaz was a professor of creative writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, located in Cambridge. In 2012, he received a genius grant from the MacArthur Foundation to continue his writing. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Joanna Woods, Mike Rothstein, and Steve Dunn

trivia: Incorrect guesses included Charles Stross and Alexander Masters.

Fall 2012 Tournament: Another one bites the dust! Another one bites the dust! Another one gone, and another one gone. Another one bites the dust! Hey, I'm gonna get you too. Another one bites the dust!

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Steve West turns 59 today.