By Priscilla Rodriguez | 09/24/2013 - 12:30
Love. Obsessive love, illicit love, fading love, maternal love -- that's the premise behind Junot Diaz's latest book. (And if you haven't read it yet, you definitely should!)
We spoke with the Dominican American Pulitzer Prize winning author about the deluxe edition of This is How You Lose Her (scheduled to be released on October 31), his love for Latin women and how society affects the way Latino men view relationships.
By Amaris Castillo | 05/28/2013 - 13:23
Junot Díaz received an honorary doctorate from Brown University on Sunday. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the acclaimed writer received one of six honorary doctorate degrees from the Ivy League institution in Providence, Rhode Island.
By Sugey Palomares | 03/27/2013 - 15:08
By Samantha Leal | 10/02/2012 - 09:51
The recipients of the MacArthur Fellowships (also known as "Genius Grants") have been named for 2012. Included in the list of 23 outstanding individuals are two Latinos: Natalia Almada, the 37-year-old filmmaker who resides in both Mexico City and New York and Junot Diaz, the 43-year-old Dominican-American writer.
By Celia San Miguel | 09/13/2012 - 17:00
Five years ago, Dominican American Jersey boy Junot Diaz’s debut novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, making him just the second Latino to achieve this honor, following Oscar Hijuelos (The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love).
By Fox News Latino | 10/13/2011 - 14:24
Dominican American writer Junot Díaz didn’t always feel accepted as a child. In an interview with Fox News Latino, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author spoke about growing up in the 80s as an immigrant and feeling rejected by both his Latino and black peers.
By Angie Romero | 08/25/2010 - 10:00
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz likes to take his sweet time. In fact, it could be another ten years before we read another thing from him. (The good news is that he’s already started working on it—a fantasy-type novel for young readers). Díaz, a proud Dominican American, took exactly 11 years to finish his modern fiction masterpiece, 2007’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.
By Mariela Rosario | 11/26/2008 - 13:24
As Latina.Com was the first to report back in March, Brazilian Walter Salles, acclaimed director of The Motorcycle Diaries and Central Station, is going to direct an adaptation of Junot Diaz's Pulitzer Prize–winning tome The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. It seems that the wheels for the production of the film have finally been set in motion, as confirmed by Variety recently.
By Mariela Rosario | 11/21/2008 - 15:05
That is most definitely true, especially in this crapulent economy. But thankfully, there is such a thing as free Junot! Diaz, that is. The Pulitzer Prize-winning hottie (well, if nerds are your thing as they are mine) is doing a reading on Monday Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m., at Solas Bar in NYC. So put down that new Bolaño book, which will likely take you three lifetimes to finish, and join the 39-year-old Dominican author as he thrills us with passages from his critically acclaimed, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.