48 Books Recommended by Junot Díaz

Junot Díaz is a Dominican American writer, creative writing professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and fiction editor at Boston Review. He is is the author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award

1. A Taste of Power: A Black Woman’s Story by Elaine Brown

2. Abeng by Michelle Cliff

3. Bad Behavior by Mary Gaitskill

4. Beyond Palomar: A Love and Rockets Book (Palomar and Luba, Vol. 3) by Gilbert Hernandez

5. Brother, I’m Dying by Edwidge Danticat

6. Caucasia by Danzy Senna

7. Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko

8. Close Range: Wyoming Stories by Annie Proulx

9. Cold Skin by Albert Sanchez Pinol

10. Devil in a Blue Dress: An Easy Rawlins Mystery by Walter Mosley

11. Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany

12. Distant Star by Roberto Bolano

13. Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia

14. Etched City by K.J. Bishop

15. Fathers and Crows by William T. Vollmann

16. Graceling by Kristin Cashore

17. I Hotel: A Novel by Karen Tei Yamashita

18. In Pharaoh’s Army: Memories of the Lost War by Tobias Wolff

19. Incantations and Other Stories by Anjana Appachana

20. Inverted World by Christopher Priest

21. James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon by Julie Phillips

22. Kingdom Animalia by Aracelis Girmay

23. La Perdida by Jessica Abel

24. Lilith’s Brood: Dawn, Adulthood Rites, Imago by Octavia E. Butler

25. Lucy by Jamaica Kincaid

26. Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga

27. Night Fisher: A Comic Book Novella by R. Kikuo Johnson

28. Our House in the Last World by Oscar Hijuelos

29. Out by Natsuo Kirino

30. Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

31. Ralph Ellison: A Biography by Arnold Rampersad

32. Resuscitation of a Hanged Man: A Novel by Denis Johnson

33. Say Her Name by Francisco Goldman

34. Shortcomings by Adrian Tomine

35. Slow Lightning by Eduardo C. Corral

36. Small Island by Andrea Levy

37. Sula by Toni Morrison

38. The Alchemy of Stone by Ekaterina Sedia

39. The Hakawati by Rabih Alameddine

40. The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa

41. The Indian Bride by Karen Fossum

42. The Motion of Light in Water: Sex and Science Fiction Writing in the East Village by Samuel R. Delany

43. Times Square Red, Times Square Blue by Samuel R. Delany

44. Typical American by Gish Jen

45. Under the Skin by Michel Faber

46. Vida by Patricia Engel

47. Waiting by Ha Jin

48. When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka

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48 Books Recommended by Junot Díaz

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