- Name: Junot Díaz
- Born: 12/31/1968 (51 years old)
- Occupation: Novelist, professor, writer
- Website: http://junotdiaz.com/
Junot Díaz (born December 31, 1968) is a Dominican-American writer, creative writing professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and fiction editor at Boston Review. He also serves on the board of advisers for Freedom University, a volunteer organization in Georgia that provides post-secondary instruction to undocumented immigrants. Central to Díaz’s work is the immigrant experience, particularly the Latino immigrant experience.
Awards: Guggenheim Fellowship (1999), National Book Critics Circle Award (2007), Pulitzer Prize (2008), MacArthur Fellowship (2012) Inducted into American Academy of Arts and Letters (2017)
Junot Díaz quotes :
I'm still trying to figure out how to write about cancer and my family's experience with it. If I had been able to write 'The Pura Principle' back in those days, I'm positive it would have had no humor in it. Which means the story would have been false.Junot Díaz