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The Leonard Lopate Show

Video: Questions for Junot Diaz

Monday, August 19, 2013

Junot Diaz stopped by August 16 to talk about The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao for the Lopate Show Book Club. Watch him talk about why Watership Down made such a big impression on him, writing advice, and reading while walking.

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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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The Leonard Lopate Show

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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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Wildwood

Sunday, November 13, 2011

This program is given over to one remarkable story, Junot Diaz's tale of tough love in the Jersey suburbs, “Wildwood.”

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Studio 360

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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Studio 360 Live: Josh Ritter, Martha Plimpton, & Junot Diaz

Friday, February 25, 2011

In this rebroadcast of Studio 360’s 2010 live event at WNYC’s Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, we hear from three creative Gen-Xers about crossing into adulthood. Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter, author Junot Diaz, and actress Martha Plimpton join Kurt Andersen on stage to discuss growing up — as artists and people.

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Growing Pains with Josh Ritter, Martha Plimpton, and Junot Diaz

Friday, May 14, 2010

Last week, WNYC’s Jerome L. Greene Performance Space was packed for Studio 360 Live — a night of stories and music about growing up with Josh Ritter, Martha Plimpton, and Junot Diaz.  One of our favorite moments of the night: Josh Ritter’s beautiful, understated take on “Moon River.”

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Studio 360

Plimpton, Ritter, Diaz

Friday, May 14, 2010

Studio 360 was recorded before a live audience at WNYC's Jerome L. Greene Performance Space. Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter, author Junot Diaz, and actress Martha Plimpton joined Kurt Andersen on stage, with live performances by Ritter and Plimpton. Kurt talks to these three creative Gen-Xers about growing up.

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Studio 360

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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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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