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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