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Junot Diaz

Biography

Junot Diaz

Junot Díaz’s fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review and The Best American Short Stories. His highly-anticipated first novel, THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO, was greeted with rapturous reviews, including Michiko Kakutani in The New York Times calling it “a book that decisively establishes him as one of contemporary fiction's most distinctive and irresistible new voices.” His debut story collection, DROWN, published 11 years prior to OSCAR WAO, was also met with unprecedented acclaim; it became a national bestseller, won numerous awards, and has since grown into a landmark of contemporary literature. Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey, Díaz lives in New York City and is a professor of creative writing at MIT.

Junot Diaz

Books by Junot Diaz

by Junot Diaz - Fiction

Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd, who dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien --- and, most of all, of finding love. But Oscar may never get what he wants. Because the fukú --- a curse that has haunted his family for generations --- seems to have followed them from Santo Domingo to the USA.

by Junot Diaz - Fiction, Short Stories, Young Adult 16+

A collection of eleven stories by a young writer evoke his hard-fought youth in the barrios of the Dominican Republic and the bleak urban landscapes of New Jersey, combining a journalist's dispassionate eye with an ear for poetry. A first collection.