On crafting characters
air date: May 24, 2018
Author Junot Díaz talks about incorporating experiences from his own life into his novels, the power of literature and his 2018 children’s book, “Islandborn.”
Junot Díaz is the author of the critically acclaimed “Drown; The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and “This Is How You Lose Her,” a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist. A graduate of Rutgers University, Díaz is currently the fiction editor at Boston Review and the Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.