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Pulitzer prize winning author Junot Diaz will be visiting NVCC on November 14th. This libguide is intended for students and faculty to learn more about the author and his work.
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About the Author

"The life and work of Junot Díaz contains many worlds. His books, including National Book Award finalist This Is How You Lose Her and Pulitzer Prize-winner The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, journey between the old and the new, and between the America that was and the America we’re becoming. Born in the Dominican Republic, but raised in New Jersey and American to the core, Junot Díaz is a spotter of the future, a curator of the past, a man of the here-and-now."

Diaz, J. (2012, December 12). Interview by B. Moyers. Full s., Retrieved from


Books by Junot Diaz

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This Is How You Lose Her - Junot Díaz
Call Number: PS 3554 .I259 T48 2013 ON DISPLAY
ISBN: 1594487367
Publication Date: 2012-09-11
Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Diaz's first book, Drown, established him as a major new writer with the dispassionate eye of a journalist and the tongue of a poet; (Newsweek). His first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, was named #1 Fiction Book of the Year by Time magazine and spent more than 100 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, establishing itself with more than a million copies in print as a modern classic. Now Diaz turns his remarkable talent to the haunting, impossible power of love: obsessive love, illicit love, fading love, maternal love. On a beach in the Dominican Republic, a doomed relationship flounders. In the heat of a hospital laundry room in New Jersey, a woman does her lover's washing and thinks about his wife. In Boston, a man buys his love child, his only son, a first baseball bat and glove. At the heart of these stories is the irrepressible, irresistible Yunior, a young hardhead whose longing for love is equaled only by his recklessness--and by the extraordinary women he loves and loses: artistic Alma; the aging Miss Lora; Magdalena, who thinks all Dominican men are cheaters; and the love of his life, whose heartbreak ultimately becomes his own. In prose that is endlessly energetic, inventive, tender, and funny, the stories in the New York Times-Bestselling This Is How You Lose Her lay bare the infinite longing and inevitable weakness of the human heart. They remind us that passion always triumphs over experience, and that the half-life of love is forever.

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This Is How You Lose Her - Junot Díaz; Alaina Mauro (Editor)
ISBN: 9781594632853
Publication Date: 2013-10-31
A must-have collector's edition of Junot Díaz’s bestseller and National Book Award finalist, brilliantly illustrated A major New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the National Book Award, This Is How You Lose Her is Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz’s celebration of love in all its facets;obsessive love, illicit love, fading love, maternal love. For this gorgeous new edition, Jaime Hernandez, "deemed one of the twentieth century’s most significant comic creators” has crafted stunning full-page illustrations, one for each story, that brilliantly capture the love-haunted spirit of the book and of the gutsy women whom irrepressible, irresistible Yunior loves and loses. A true work of art, inside and out, this is a keepsake that fans will treasure and new readers will delight in discovering.

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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Call Number: PS 3554 .I259 B75 2007
ISBN: 1594483299
Publication Date: 9/2/2008
A Pulitzer Prize winner turns his prodigious talent to the haunting, impossible power of love. Hilarious and devastating, raucous and tender, these stories lay bare the infinite longing and inevitable weaknesses of our all-too-human hearts.

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Call Number: PS 3554 .I259 D76 1997
ISBN: 1573226068
Publication Date: 7/1/97


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