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Junot Díaz

Fiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20090605, 20081003

Junot Díaz won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his second book, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.  The Dominican-American writer discusses this novel, as well as how genre fiction reveals the deepest fears of culture at large. He talks about the how his early childhood in the Dominican Republic and growing up in New Jersey influenced the creation of his characters in both his award-winning novel and his short story collection, Drown

| Subject Matter: Dominican-American, Culture, Immigrants | Interview Year: 2008 | Genre: Fiction | Awards: 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction |

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