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Junot Díaz was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and was raised in New Jersey. His fiction has appeared in numerous publications including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, African Voices, and Best American Short Stories. He wrote the story collection Drown and the novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. His debut picture book is entitled Islandborn, published June 2018. He is a professor of creative writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Best American Short Stories 1999 (Contributor) 408 copies
The Best American Short Stories 2000 (Contributor) 362 copies, 2 reviews
Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books (Contributor) 347 copies, 14 reviews
The Best American Short Stories 1997 (Contributor) 332 copies, 3 reviews
The Best American Short Stories 2013 (Contributor) 249 copies, 5 reviews
The Best American Short Stories 1996 (Contributor) 228 copies
100 Years of The Best American Short Stories (Contributor) 214 copies, 4 reviews
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story (Contributor) 189 copies, 1 review
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012 (Contributor) 186 copies, 7 reviews
Wastelands 2: More Stories of the Apocalypse (Contributor) 153 copies, 5 reviews
New York Stories (Everyman's Pocket Classics) (Contributor, some editions) 125 copies, 5 reviews
Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond (Contributor) 120 copies, 3 reviews
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Junot Díaz has 3 media appearances.

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Junot Diaz On 'Becoming American'
Morning Edition, Monday, November 24, 2008 at 0am
Sep
12
Junot Diaz “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao”
Bill Thompson's Eye on Books, Friday, September 12, 2008 at 0am
The 2008 Pulitzer Prize for fiction went to a debut novel by a Dominican-American author named Junot Diaz. Writing about a pudgy “lovesick ghetto nerd” through the eyes of his family and friends, Diaz told the story of a family, and the multi-generational curse that followed it.
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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” stunned, enchanted, and utterly captivated readers. Eye on Books first talked with Junot Diaz when “Oscar” had just been published in hardcover. Now we’re back for a second conversation. (Shortride)… (more)

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