Beyond being an MIT professor and the Boston Review fiction editor, JUNOT DÍAZ is that rare writer who is utterly charming, funny, humble, self-deprecating, generous, and sincere. The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, the tender and energetic tale of a chubby teenage ghetto nerd, won him the Pulitzer Prize. Like the acclaimed short-story collection Drown, it moves between the Dominican Republic (where Díaz grew up) and New Jersey. To meet Díaz in person, or see him read, is to be instantly seduced.
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