Year in Reading

A Year in Reading: Junot Díaz

By posted at 4:32 am on December 12, 2007 1

Junot Díaz’s fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The Best American Short Stories. His highly-anticipated first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, was published this year. His debut story collection Drown was also a national bestseller

covercoverMy favorite books of the year? The Radiance of the King by Camara Laye, which is about the craziest whiteman’s journey into the heart of Africa you’ll ever read…and that’s saying a lot since they’re all pretty crazy; and The Arrival by Shaun Tan – no one has written (or drawn) a better book about immigration, about the hope and fear and love that drives it – no one. In a period where a nation of immigrants has decided that immigration is evil, Tan’s is the kind of book that reminds us that nothing could be farther from the truth.

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