Monday, February 25, 2008

Interview with Junot Diaz

Jackie McGlone interviews Junot Díaz.
So, Junot Díaz, how does it feel to be a literary sensation – again? I ask the hip-looking 39-year-old – almost-shaven head, neat manicured goatee, designer spectacles – who has been living in Rome since being awarded a Literature Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters last April, which is only one of many glittering prizes bestowed upon him.

"Well, us writers, we're just throwing words up into the wind, hoping that they will carry, and that someone, somewhere, sometime, will have a use for them," he replies.
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