Junot Díaz

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Junot Díaz


Born
in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
December 31, 1968

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Junot Díaz was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Drown; The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and This Is How You Lose Her, a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist. He is the recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, PEN/Malamud Award, Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship, and PEN/O. Henry Award. A graduate of Rutgers College, Díaz is currently the fiction editor at Boston Review and the Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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September 2012, Junot Díaz
"The geek hero who gave us the The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao returns with a new collection of linked stories, This Is How You Lose Her." ...More

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“And that's when I know it's over. As soon as you start thinking about the beginning, it's the end.”
Junot Díaz, This Is How You Lose Her

“But if these years have taught me anything it is this: you can never run away. Not ever. The only way out is in.”
Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

“It's never the changes we want that change everything.”
Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

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