Junot Diaz

Junot Diaz - Pinal Patel Junot Diazs biography Junot Daz...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Pinal Patel Junot Diaz’s biography Junot Díaz was born on 31 December, 1968 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He is a contemporary Dominican-American writer. He moved to the United States with his parents at age six, settling in New Jersey. The central theme to Díaz's work is the duality of the immigrant experience. He was the third child in a family of five. Throughout most of his early childhood he lived with his mother and grandparents while his father worked in the United States. Díaz immigrated to Parlin, New Jersey in December, 1974, where he was re-united with his father. He attended Madison Park Elementary and was a voracious reader, often walking four miles in order to borrow books from his public library. In this time Díaz became fascinated with apocalyptic films and books, especially the work of John Christopher, the original Planet of the Apes films and the BBC mini-series Edge of Darkness . Díaz graduated from Cedar Ridge High School in Old Bridge, New Jersey, in 1987. He
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

Page1 / 2

Junot Diaz - Pinal Patel Junot Diazs biography Junot Daz...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online