Junot Díaz

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; This Is How You Lose Her, a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist; and Islandborn, a picture-book for young readers. A graduate of Rutgers College, Junot is currently the Fiction Editor at Boston Review and the Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at MIT.