Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Audio Podcast: Junot Diaz

I just finished talking with Junot Diaz, author of the celebrated story collection Drown and a forthcoming novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, due out this fall from Riverhead. We talked about the immigrant experience, ripping off our heroes, genre fiction, and how every writer is a political writer; download the mp3 at the Writers At Cornell Blog. Diaz is a great talker--his responses to my stammered questions sort of roll out in an intricate fog of erudition. You'll dig it.

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