Fiction writer Junot Diaz is the author of the celebrated story collection Drown, as well as stories published in Story, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Best American Short Stories, and African Voices. His long story “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” will serve as part of a novel of the same same, to be published in Fall 2007 by Riverhead Books. Diaz was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and now teaches fiction writing at MIT.
He appeared at the Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium of Goldwin Smith Hall on February 22, 2007. This interview took place the previous day.