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Junot Díaz

Dominican Republic (b.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.

Genres: Literary Fiction
   Drown (1996)
   This Is How You Lose Her (2012)
   Six Shorts (2013) (with others)
Anthologies edited
   Beacon Best of 2001 (2001)
Picture Books
   Islandborn (2018)
Novellas and Short Stories
Non fiction
   Apocalypse (2011)
   Global Dystopias (2017)
   Evil Empire (2018)
   Shadow of the Adept (2024)
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Series contributed to
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (2008) : The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (2009) : The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book nominee (2012) : This Is How You Lose Her

Junot Díaz recommends
The Suicide Museum (2023)
Ariel Dorfman
"The wildly brilliant Ariel Dorfman has outdone himself with this rivetingly original and mesmerizingly profound supernova of a novel...The Suicide Museum is so many perfect things: a globetrotting mystery, a courageous journey into Chile's nightmare past, a tender paean to the bonds that keep us human, but above all it's just about the best book I've read in a decade."
The Circumference of the World (2023)
Lavie Tidhar
"Tidhar wins it all with this magnificently original mind-bender of a novel about a missing husband and a mysterious book that disappears as soon as you read it. The Circumference of the World is two parts Philip K. Dick, two parts Brothers Strugatsky, and six parts blow your f**king mind."
8 Lives of a Century-Old Trickster (2023)
Mirinae Lee
"Fantastically original doesn't begin to describe this exhilarating, globe-spanning, decade-hopping masterpiece. Lee has achieved the impossible - from a fractured century of agonies and betrayals, she has woven a novel of immense beauty and regeneration."
The All-American (2023)
Joe Milan Jr
"Only a novelist as gifted as Milan Jr could have transformed this nightmare tale of a world lost into profoundly moving meditation on nationhood, belonging and the possibility of rebirth ... with this incredible debut Milan has rocketed himself into the literary stratosphere."
Hospital (2023)
(Hospital , book 1)
Han Song
"Demented, delirious, and one of a kind... Kafkaesque doesn't begin to describe this cunning labyrinth of a novel. Nothing I have read has captured so incisively (and searingly) the unrelenting institutional brutality of our contemporary world."
Cocoon (2022)
Zhang Yueran
"An irresistible siren-song of a novel by one of our most original voices - a grandfather lies in a coma, his brain destroyed by a nail and two friends reach across time and the gaps between them to unravel the mystery of that nail, a mystery that has haunted and tormented both their families. A transcendent novel that suggests that family secrets and family crimes are the nation from which none of us can ever fully escape."

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