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"I watched commercial ave. slide past and there in the distance were the lights of route 18. that was one of those moments that would always be Rutgers for me.” -Junot Diaz

Author Junot Diaz appearing at the Melbourne Writers Festival discussing 'Should Literature Be Political?

Junot Diaz, Rutgers grad and Pulitzer Prize winner

New Jersey authors suggest some of their own

After a hiatus, the North Carolina Literary Festival resumes attracting big authors to the Triangle

Junot Díaz & Peter Sagal: Immigrants, Masculinity, Nerds, & Art

“In a new interview with Paradoxa, Pulitzer-winning author Junot Diaz speaks at length with Taryne Jade Taylor about the allure of genre fiction, colonialism disguised as sci-fi, writing, and.

Click through and listen to this story on NPR. Author Junot Diaz says the publishing industry must have uncomfortable conversations about diversity. The alternative, he believes, is "utter, agonizing silence."

To Achieve Diversity In Publishing, A Difficult Dialogue Beats Silence

To Achieve Diversity In Publishing, A Difficult Dialogue Beats Silence--NPR. Author Junot Diaz says the publishing industry must have uncomfortable conversations about diversity. The alternative, he believes, is "utter, agonizing silence.

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Junot Diaz has been a high-profile critic of the monochrome look of many writers' workshops.

In Elite MFA Programs, The Challenge Of Writing While 'Other'

Eduardo Selman described writer Junot Díaz as “anti-Dominican” after he asked the U. Congress for a resolution to condemn the Dominican Republic.

Junot Diaz on Cafecito

Cafecito: Junot Diaz on finding your voice

Truth. And the inverse is true: every time a woman submits to be seen as less than she is, she makes it harder for every woman to stand up.

Maya Angelou is a poet and award-winning author known for her acclaimed memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and her numerous poetry and essay collections. Author, Civil Rights Activist, Poet

WILMA RUDOLPH -- 3 gold medals in the 1960 Summer Olympics for running

Wilma Rudolph - 1956 Bronze Medalist in relay at At the 1960 Olympics in Rome, she won gold medals in the 100 meters, 200 meters and relay, as she earned the nickname "The Tornado.

Charles Schultz ~ Cartoonist  (Peanuts)  US Army. Staff sergeant and leader of machine gun squad during WWII.

Charles Schultz ~ Cartoonist (Peanuts - Charlie Brown) US Army. Staff sergeant and leader of machine gun squad during WWII.

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