Junot Díaz: Fiction is Particular & Universal

There is no doubt that Junot Diaz is a writer-extraordinaire.

In addition to penning two short-story collections (Drown and This Is How Your Lose Her) and a full-length novel (The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao), Diaz teaches at MIT in Cambridge. Moreover, Diaz’s fiction earned him a grant from the MacArthur Fellows Program, which recognizes and rewards individuals of immense aspirational and creative prowess.

Take a few moments to watch the following video, which sees Junot Diaz discussing the seemingly magical way fiction about very particular scenarios can universally affect all readers.

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