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, Short Stories

On a beach in the Dominican Republic, a doomed relationship flounders. In the heat of a hospital laundry room in New Jersey, a woman does her lover’s washing and thinks about his wife. In Boston, a man buys his love child, his only son, a first baseball bat and glove. At the heart of these stories is Yunior, a young hardhead whose longing for love is equaled only by his recklessness --- and by the extraordinary women he loves and loses.

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.