Junot Díaz — Radical Hope Is Our Best Weapon

September 14, 2017

“From the bottom will the genius come that makes our ability to live with each other possible. I believe that with all my heart.” These are the words of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Dominican-American writer Junot Díaz. His hope is fiercely reality-based, a product of centuries lodged in his body of African-Caribbean suffering, survival, and genius.


Junot Díaz is the fiction editor at Boston Review and the Ridge and Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at MIT. His books include DrownThe Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, and This Is How You Lose Her.