Junot Diaz’s main work – The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao – is a riveting piece of work that has enthralled audiences from all facets of readership, from drama, comedy, and even sci-fi. His candid picture of Dominican life in America continues to help his readers connect with a life that has previously remained shrouded in the Dominican community. Born in Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey, Diaz lives in New York City and is a professor of writing at MIT.
Diaz is a trailblazer in the regard to being the first Dominican-born major author in the USA. His immigrant experience has been a core element to his writing themes that he has incorporated into all of his works.