Junot Díaz

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Junot Díaz Opens Up About Sexual Abuse, Healing in New Essay

“More than being Dominican, more than being an immigrant, more, even, than being of African descent, my rape defined me.”

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ICYMI: Junot Díaz Says Debut Children's Book Celebrates Afro-Latinx Experience

“We’re just coming to terms with our complexity.”

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Toni Morrison, Junot Díaz Respond to 'Trump's America' in New Essay Series

Morrison and Díaz joined Larry Wilmore, Jia Tolentino and other writers to explore the cultural factors that lead to Donald Trump’s rise.

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Juanes, Andra Day to Perform at Univision Concert on U.S.-Mexico Border

Rise Up As One, conceived by the likes of Ava DuVernay and Lin-Manuel Miranda, is scheduled for October 15 on the Cross Border Xpress in San Diego.

Junot Díaz Talks Gentrification, Trump and the Power of Theater in New Q&A

The celebrated Dominican-American author and scholar spoke his truth in a conversation with The Uptown Collective.

Edwidge Danticat and Junot Díaz Protest Dominican Republic Expulsions

Danticat, who is from Haiti, and Diaz, who is from the Dominican Republic, joined forces to condemn the D.R.’s ongoing expulsion of natives and residents who can’t prove that they have at least one parent with “Dominican blood.”

Junot Díaz Relives His 'Surreal' Immigration Experience to U.S.

He talked to literary publication Paradoxa.

Junot Díaz Endorses Call to Boycott Israel

The author formally supports a campaign for the “academic and cultural boycott” of Israel.

Junot Díaz and Edwidge Danticat In Conversation

Both immigrants, the two novelists talk of a shared responsibility for what happens in their countries of origin.

Junot Diaz on Success and Catastrophe

The author talked with the Financial Times.

Here's a List of What Junot Díaz Wants You to Read

Salon tracked down his class syllabus.

Junot Diaz Writes About How Most MFA Programs Are Too White

The award-winning novelist tells it all in an essay for the New Yorker.

Watch Toni Morrison and Junot Díaz Talk About Race and Writing

Two of America’s most prominent writers of color will be in conversation with one another at the New York Public Library. You can watch it live. Tune in.

In Naming What's Racist, Junot Díaz Has to Re-Assert That Yes, He's Dominican

Díaz responded with a message on his Facebook page this week.

Watch Hilton Als Talk About Masculinity With Junot Díaz

Als’ first book in 17 years hit bookshelves today.

Junot Díaz to Release Illustrated Edition of 'This Is How You Lose Her'

He’s teaming up with award-winning graphic novelist Jaime Hernandez to release a deluxe illustrated version of his best-selling short story collection.

Maya Angelou to be Awarded Mailer Lifetime Acheivement Award

Angelou was also awarded an honorary National Book Award earlier this month, making this her second major literary prize of the year.

Junot Díaz Schools Stephen Colbert on College-Bound Undocumented Youth

The MacArthur Fellow discusses path to citizenship, education for undocumented immigrants and the “Superman Question.”

Junot Díaz: 'You Need to Cultivate the Martí Mind' [Video]

Pulitzer Prize-Winning author Junot Díaz was Bill Moyer’s last guest of 2012 and sat down for an hour-long conversation to discuss the current state of affairs in the U.S.

Facing Race 2012 Bonus: Junot Díaz's Press Conversation [Video]

We cracked open the Facing Race vaults to share another Junot Diaz video. Call it a New Year’s gift for your brain, from us!