The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007) is a novel written by Dominican-American author Junot Díaz. Although a work of fiction, the novel draws heavily from his rough childhood in New Jersey and his homeland's experience under dictator Rafael Trujillo. It has received numerous positive reviews from critics and went on to win numerous prestigious awards in 2008, such as the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
Interview: Junot Diaz discusses his book "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao," the Dominican Republic, his family, and the nature of language for children and immigrants
May 02, 2008; DAVID BIANCULLI NPR Fresh Air 05-02-2008 Interview: Junot Diaz discusses his book "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao," the...