Interview: Junot Diaz, author of “Monstro”

Junot Díaz is the author of the bestselling novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and the books Drown and This is How You Lose Her. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker many times, and also in Glimmer Train and African Voices. He is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Books Critic Circle Award and most recently the MacArthur Fellowship. The fiction editor at The Boston Review and the co-founder of the Voices of Our Nation Workshop, Díaz teaches writing at MIT.

Junot Diaz did a brief interview about “Monstro” for The New Yorker when they first published it. It basically covers everything we would have asked him about his story, and it’s a really great background piece, so we’re just going to suggest you go read that there if you want to go “behind-the-scenes” of this particular story.

This Week in Fiction: Junot Diaz