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Book Club: Junot Diaz on The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Friday, August 16, 2013

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel tells the story of Oscar, a sweet but extremely overweight "ghetto nerd" from New Jersey who dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, above all, finding love.

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Junot Diaz on This Is How You Lose Her

Monday, December 31, 2012

Pulitzer Prize-winner and MacArthur Fellow Junot Diaz talks about his book of stories, This Is How You Lose Her. It’s about love—obsessive love, illicit love, fading love, maternal love. At the heart of these stories is Yunior, a young hardhead whose longing for love is equaled only by his recklessness—and by the extraordinary women he loves and loses.

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Junot Diaz: Music Picks From The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Writer

Monday, September 17, 2012

The writer Junot Diaz won a Pulitzer Prize for his 2007 novel, The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao. Now, he returns with a new collection called This Is How You Lose Her. Diaz tells us about the music that moves him, and shares a personal "Pick Three."

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Junot Diaz's This Is How You Lose Her

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Diaz talks about his new book of stories, This Is How You Lose Her. It’s about the haunting, impossible power of love—obsessive love, illicit love, fading love, maternal love. At the heart of these stories is the irrepressible, irresistible Yunior, a young hardhead whose longing for love is equaled only by his recklessness—and by the extraordinary women he loves and loses.

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Junot Diaz: Literary Growing Pains

Friday, February 25, 2011

He won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, but Junot Diaz tells Kurt that many of the students he teaches at MIT don't even know that he's a writer. And he likes it that way. "If you want people just to like you," says Diaz, "there's a thousand other careers for that."

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Josh Ritter and Junot Diaz

Friday, May 14, 2010

Josh Ritter chats with author Junot Diaz about writing and gives a sneak peek of his upcoming first novel.

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Junot Diaz

Friday, May 14, 2010

He won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, but Diaz tells Kurt that many of the students he teaches at MIT don't even know that he's a writer. And he likes it that way. "If you want people just to like you," ...

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Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen: Martha Plimpton, Josh Ritter and Junot Diaz

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Kurt Andersen discusses age, youth, maturity, and when personal feelings about being "grown-up" change.

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The Greene Space

Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen: Live with Josh Ritter, Junot Diaz and Martha Plimpton

Thursday, May 6, 2010

7:00 PM

Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter, novelist Junot Díaz and actor Martha Plimpton join host Kurt Andersen for an evening of music and storytelling in this special live edition of Studio 360.

Dominican-American Gothic

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Pulitzer prize-winning writer Junot Diaz, author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, talks about science fiction, parenting, and images of masculinity in Dominican culture.

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Cornucopia

Thursday, November 27, 2008

The Brian Lehrer Show listener-favorite for Agriculture Secretary Michael Pollan discusses the future of food policy under an Obama administration. Junot Diaz explores masculinity and magic within the Dominican community. Plus, highlights from the best New York Post headlines ever. And, your essay entries for This I Believe.

Dominican-American Gothic

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Pulitzer prize-winning writer Junot Diaz, author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, talks about science fiction, parenting, and images of masculinity in Dominican culture.

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In the Running

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Today is New York State primary day. Get a breakdown of who’s running—and what the big races are. Also: Pulitzer prize-winning author Junot Diaz.

The conventions may be over, but the memories live on at the WNYC website:
Vote 2008 Page

Junot Diaz: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Junot Diaz’s acclaimed debut novel is The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Michiko Kakutani wrote in the New York Times that it’s "so original it can only be described as Mario Vargas Llosa meets Star Trek meets David Foster Wallace meets Kanye West."

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The Reading Brain

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Find out how the human brain learns to read - and why some people have a hard time learning to read, as can be the case with dyslexics. Also: the story of an Ethiopian woman's mission to help AIDS orphans in her country. Junot Diaz talks about his hit novel, ...

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The Wondrous Debut Novel of Junot Diaz

Monday, October 01, 2007

Fans of Junot Diaz’s 1996 short story collection Drown anxiously awaited his debut novel, and it seems that they won’t be disappointed. In her review for the New York Times, Michiko Kakutani praised The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao calling it “so original it can only be described as ...

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