The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
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This website meticulously tracks allusions for the curious reader. It also translates any Spanish phrases. Jackpot.
We're not sure that Díaz would respond to you personally, but this website lists his email address. Also, it has a calendar of his upcoming readings. Field trip, anyone?
Yup. Learn everything there is to know about the Rutgers dorm where Oscar Wao, Yunior, and Junot Díaz roomed during college.
Movie or TV Productions
Miramax and producer Scott Rudin own the rights to Wao. Rudin has also produced Shmoop favorites like The Darjeeling Limited, No Country for Old Men, and Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Our favorite culture vulture Meghan O'Rourke interviews Junot Díaz about his unique writing style.
Some guy named Dave interviews Díaz on for Powells.com.
Michiko Kakutani, who has probably reviewed every important book out there, lavishes praise on the novel.
Jabari Asim reviews Brief Wondrous for The Washington Post.
Remarkable interview with Díaz. Díaz discusses the central themes of Brief Wondrous, including masculinity in American culture and what it means to be a Dominican-American.
Díaz talks about New Jersey at Bergen Community College.
Díaz reads from Brief Wondrous then answers questions from Terry Gross on NPR's Fresh Air.
Díaz talks about his immigration to New Jersey, Brief Wondrous, and his reading life.
Shmoop's all-time-favorite radio program, This American Life, invited Díaz to read two of his short stories for Episodes 57 and 94.
Pic of the slickly designed cover.