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Junot Díaz

Dominican Republic (1968 - )

Junot Díaz is a Pulitzer Prize-winning Dominican-American writer. He moved to the United States with his parents at age six, settling in New Jersey. Central to Díaz's work is the duality of the immigrant experience.
Picture Books
Islandborn (2018)
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Passing Through (2004)
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"A splendid collection by one of the Caribbean Diaspora's finest writers."

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Chris Abani
"Chris Abani is a force of nature. In the world of letters he is a luminous shattering talent, and The Virgin of Flames is his strangest and wildest trip yet. I don't think there's ever been a protagonist quite like Black, or an LA quite like this one. "

The Hakawati (2008)
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"Here is absolute beauty. One of the finest novels I've read in years."
Love and Obstacles
Love and Obstacles (2009)
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"Colossal talent."

Fire (2009)
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In the Valley of the Kings
In the Valley of the Kings (2009)
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"This is the secret book at the heart of American letters. Holt is one of the finest American writers alive."

One Amazing Thing (2010)
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"Divakaruni is a brilliant storyteller; she illuminates the world with her artistry; and shakes the reader with her love."

In the Company of Angels (2010)
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"As elegant as it is beautiful, as important as it is profound. A marvel of a read."

Your Presence Is Requested At Suvanto (2010)
Maile Chapman
"Maile Chapman is one of my favorite writers and in Your Presence Is Requested At Suvanto has given us an errie gift of a novel. It is a superb hallucinatory piercing, an ominous dispatch from that Gothic frontier of the Female Body."

The Black Minutes (2010)
Martin Solares
"A breathless, marvelous first novel... This is Latin American fiction at its pulpy phantasmagorical finest... a literary masterpiece masquerading as a police procedural and nothing else I've read this year comes close."

The Third Bear (2010)
Jeff VanderMeer
"Cunningly crafted stories full of wonder and intelligence... VanderMeer proves again why he is so essential and why everybody should be reading him."

Vida (2010)
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"Here, friends, is the debut I have been waiting for."

Song of the Shank (2014)
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Falling in Love with Hominids (2015)
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"She's a powerful writer with an imagination that most of us would kill for."

Mirror Shoulder Signal (2017)
Dorthe Nors
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Quillifer (2017)
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