Junot Díaz, Dominican writer, educator.
Díaz, Junot was born on December 31, 1968 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Arrived in United States, 1974. Son of Rafael Antonio and Virtudes Díaz.
Student, Kean College, Union, New Jersey. Bachelor in English, Rutgers College, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1992. Master of Fine Arts, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1995.
Former editorial assistant Rutgers University Press. Associate professor writing/humanistic studies Massachusetts Institute of Technology School Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences (SHASS), Cambridge, since 2003. Board member Pulitzer Prize, since 2010.